Chilaiditi Syndrome in a 49-Year-Old Male with COVID-19 Infection – Case Report
Keywords:Chilaiditi Syndrome, SARS-COV-2, Hepatodiaphragmatic Interposition, COVID-19
AbstractThe authors illustrate a case of a 49-year-old male patient admitted to our Emergency Department with dry persistent cough, fever, chills, vague abdominal discomfort and a recent history of dyspnoea and fatigability, symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 infection. Physical examination showed mild abdominal distension and no signs of peritoneal irritation. The patient was tested positive for COVID-19 and d-dimers were also found positive, raising a strong suspicion diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism as a complication of SARS-COV-2 infection, which required an immediate CT scan. No signs of pulmonary thromboembolism were present on the CT scan. Apart from bilateral pulmonary condensation areas having a ground glass pattern with a peripheral distribution, which are the characteristic radiologic feature of SARS-COV-2 infection, the CT scan also revealed the anterior interposition of the colon between the liver and diaphragm, this being highly suggestive for Chilaiditi Syndrome.