An Unusual Complication of Transthoracic Lung Biopsy

Lucia, Simone and Gemma, Daniele and Gori, Chiara and Rossi Fanelli, Filippo and Muscaritoli, Maurizio (2014) An Unusual Complication of Transthoracic Lung Biopsy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: We report a case of a frail older adult affected by Chilaiditi syndrome complicating transthoracic lung biopsy, which has never been presented before in the literature. Materials and methods: After illustration of our case, we review the available literature about Chilaiditi syndrome. Results: Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare disease characterised by the interposition of colonic segments between the liver and diaphragm associated with mild to severe clinical symptoms. Conclusion: Although it is uncommon, Chilaiditi syndrome is a clinical condition that should be recognized early and differentiated from other diseases since it may significantly impair a patient’s prognosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chilaiditi syndrome, colonic interposition, bowel disease, lung biopsy, complication, rare disease
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.3 Malattie del sistema digerente
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 15:43
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 15:43

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