Chilaiditi's Syndrome in Schizophrenic Patients

Tadashi Matsuo, Daisaku Kotsubo, Shika Ichiki, Kensuke Tagawa, Takanari Kitazono, Yae Nakao, Toshiko Yamagami, Michihiko Hayashi

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Abstract: The condition that a part of the digestive tract interposes between the liver and diaphragm has been called Chilaiditi's syndrome. Although it has been reported that this condition had a higher rate of incidence in patients of mental hospitals than in other individuals, there are hardly any enlightening papers of this condition in the domain of psychiatry. Three schizophrenic patients who had this condition are described in this paper. Many factors such as meteorism, the medication of antipsychotic drugs and negative symptoms of schizophrenic patients are considered as risk factors that bring about this condition in them. Psychiatrists should pay more attention to this condition in the chest roentgenograms of patients because this state can possibly develop into more serious conditions such as ileus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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