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Laparoscopic management of Chilaiditi's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14973690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chilaiditi's syndrome refers to the symptoms of abdominal pain, distention, vomiting, anorexia, and constipation caused by hepatodiaphragmatic interposition of the intestine. Although patients with this radiographic finding are commonly asymptomatic, presentation with symptoms is rare and accurately refers to this syndrome. There is an increased incidence of Chilaiditi's syndrome among mentally ill adults. Traditionally, Chilaiditi's syndrome is managed medically by discontinuing causative medicines. However, among the mentally ill population whose psychotropic medications precipitate the interposition of the colon, ceasing these psychotropic medications is not an appropriate option. The case presented involves a mentally ill patient with Chilaiditi's syndrome who was successfully managed with laparoscopic colopexy. At follow-up, the patient reported marked improvement of abdominal symptoms.
C E Lohr; M A Nuss; D W McFadden; J P Hogg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2003-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical endoscopy     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1432-2218     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Endosc     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-23     Completed Date:  2004-08-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806653     Medline TA:  Surg Endosc     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center , West Virginia University School of Medicine, PO BOX 9160, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Anorexia / etiology
Barium / diagnostic use
Colon, Ascending / radiography,  surgery*
Colon, Transverse / radiography,  surgery*
Constipation / etiology*
Contrast Media
Depressive Disorder, Major / complications
Laparoscopy / methods*
Parkinson Disease / complications
Suture Techniques
Vomiting / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7440-39-3/Barium

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