Munchausen's syndrome in neurosurgery: Report of two cases Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

abstract

  • Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric diagnosis, especially in the postoperative patient. The common clues to diagnosis are: 1) a nonhealing wound in the absence of risk factors for wound failure, 2) a history of psychiatric illness, 3) repeated bleeding from the wound site, and 4) a desire to continue the sick role. Early detection will allow proper psychiatric referral to prevent injuries to the patient, abuses to the medical system, and unnecessary operations.

publication date

  • December 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/01.NEU.0000143371.91901.F8

PubMed ID

  • 15575999

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1436

volume

  • 55

number

  • 6