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Munchausen's Syndrome in Plastic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Challenge.

Pavan C, Scarpa C, Bassetto F, Azzi M, Vindigni V - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disease.We report a case in which we have collaborated with the psychiatrist for the diagnosis and also propose a diagnostic flowchart.

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Affiliation: Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; Unit of Plastic Surgery, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; and Unit of Plastic Surgery, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disease. We report a case in which we have collaborated with the psychiatrist for the diagnosis and also propose a diagnostic flowchart.

No MeSH data available.


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Chronic nonhealing skin ulcer of the left knee. The green color of the necrotic tissue suggests an improbable correlation with common causes of skin ulcer. The perfect design of the margins of the ulcer could reveal an iatrogenic cause.
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Figure 1: Chronic nonhealing skin ulcer of the left knee. The green color of the necrotic tissue suggests an improbable correlation with common causes of skin ulcer. The perfect design of the margins of the ulcer could reveal an iatrogenic cause.

Mentions: We report a case of a young man recurrently hospitalized in Plastic Surgery Unit for chronic skin ulcer and osteomyelitis of lower limbs that led to several surgical treatments ending in amputation of the left leg (Figs. 1 and 2). During the admission, a nurse surprised him tampering with the gauzes and injecting sodium hypoch lorite into the contralateral leg. Since that moment, we suspected Munchausen’s syndrome.


Munchausen's Syndrome in Plastic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Challenge.

Pavan C, Scarpa C, Bassetto F, Azzi M, Vindigni V - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

Chronic nonhealing skin ulcer of the left knee. The green color of the necrotic tissue suggests an improbable correlation with common causes of skin ulcer. The perfect design of the margins of the ulcer could reveal an iatrogenic cause.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Chronic nonhealing skin ulcer of the left knee. The green color of the necrotic tissue suggests an improbable correlation with common causes of skin ulcer. The perfect design of the margins of the ulcer could reveal an iatrogenic cause.
Mentions: We report a case of a young man recurrently hospitalized in Plastic Surgery Unit for chronic skin ulcer and osteomyelitis of lower limbs that led to several surgical treatments ending in amputation of the left leg (Figs. 1 and 2). During the admission, a nurse surprised him tampering with the gauzes and injecting sodium hypoch lorite into the contralateral leg. Since that moment, we suspected Munchausen’s syndrome.

Bottom Line: Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disease.We report a case in which we have collaborated with the psychiatrist for the diagnosis and also propose a diagnostic flowchart.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; Unit of Plastic Surgery, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; and Unit of Plastic Surgery, Department of Neurosciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

ABSTRACT
Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disease. We report a case in which we have collaborated with the psychiatrist for the diagnosis and also propose a diagnostic flowchart.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus