Author(s): Antonacci N, Di Saverio S, Biscardi A, Giorgini E, Villani S,
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Abstract Chilaiditi sign is named after the Greek radiologist Demetrius Chilaiditi who first described it when he was working in Vienna In (1910), and it is an incidental radiographic finding. This sign can be more frequently mistaken for pneumoperitoneum which is usually an indication of bowel perforation and can lead to needless surgical intervention. There are several case report reported in literature that describe the association between colonic volvulus and Chilaiditi syndrome that underline the frequent association between these anatomical condition instead no previous report described the association between Chilaiditi syndrome and large bowel obstruction secondary to a malignant sigmoid stenosis in a man presenting with symptoms and signs of upper respiratory distress combined with subacute bowel obstruction. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Am J Surg
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology