Munchausen Munchausen syndrome by proxy: (A case Report)
Munchausen syndrome by proxy: (A case Report)
A 35 year old female was referred for a surgical consultation as a recurrent abdominal introduction
of foreign body (needles) inside her body with a history of a psychological problem which was
treated first with conservative treatment and was referred to a psychiatrist who diagnosed her as an
unusual case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Later the patient presented as an acute abdomen
and underwent surgery.
Key words: by proxy, Munchausen syndrome, surgery
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