Somatoform abdominal pain in surgery: is SD worthy of surgical attention? Case reports and literature review.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332806
Title:
Somatoform abdominal pain in surgery: is SD worthy of surgical attention? Case reports and literature review.
Authors:
Abd Elwahab, Sami Medani; Doherty, Eva; Elsheikh, Hashim
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland. sami_medani@hotmail.com
Citation:
Abd Elwahab SM. Somatoform abdominal pain in surgery: is SD worthy of surgical attention? Case reports and literature review. BMJ Case Rep. Aug 24;2012
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
Aug-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332806
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-006306
PubMed ID:
22922916
Abstract:
Somatoform disorders (SD) or medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are a group of disorders that represent a group of symptoms that cannot be explained by an organic or physical pathology. These disorders are widely prevalent, and, if unrecognised, SD may lead medical professionals to embark on tests or procedures which may inflict unnecessary iatrogenic complications. Despite the high prevalence, they are only poorly included in medical training curricula, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In this article, we review the literature and present two cases. The first one presented with a recurrent acute abdomen had an unnecessary CT abdomen. The second case had laparoscopy for acute right-sided abdominal pain which turned out to be normal, and was readmitted again after a short period with acute urine retention which resolved spontaneously following discussion with the patient and family. Both cases were referred for psychiatric assessment and their family doctors were informed.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
SURGERY; MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
MeSH:
Abdomen, Acute; Adolescent; Female; Humans; Referral and Consultation; Somatoform Disorders; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Urinary Retention
ISSN:
1757-790X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbd Elwahab, Sami Medanien_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Evaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorElsheikh, Hashimen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-15T14:39:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-15T14:39:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-08-
dc.identifier.citationAbd Elwahab SM. Somatoform abdominal pain in surgery: is SD worthy of surgical attention? Case reports and literature review. BMJ Case Rep. Aug 24;2012en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid22922916-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-006306-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/332806-
dc.description.abstractSomatoform disorders (SD) or medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are a group of disorders that represent a group of symptoms that cannot be explained by an organic or physical pathology. These disorders are widely prevalent, and, if unrecognised, SD may lead medical professionals to embark on tests or procedures which may inflict unnecessary iatrogenic complications. Despite the high prevalence, they are only poorly included in medical training curricula, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In this article, we review the literature and present two cases. The first one presented with a recurrent acute abdomen had an unnecessary CT abdomen. The second case had laparoscopy for acute right-sided abdominal pain which turned out to be normal, and was readmitted again after a short period with acute urine retention which resolved spontaneously following discussion with the patient and family. Both cases were referred for psychiatric assessment and their family doctors were informed.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdomen, Acute-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshSomatoform Disorders-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.subject.meshUrinary Retention-
dc.titleSomatoform abdominal pain in surgery: is SD worthy of surgical attention? Case reports and literature review.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland. sami_medani@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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