Unfortunately most patients refuse psychiatric help and leave hospital even before correct diagnosis is made . Conclusion In such a difficult matter as emergency medicine where rapid diagnosis and installation of treatment are key-points, every ED doctor encounters funny, bizarre or puzzling stories. Diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is seldom as easy as it was for us. In our opinion we can not expect that the diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is made
at the ED where initial care, stabilization and treatment of patients is the first issue. If suspicion of a factitous disorder exists psychiatric consultation and referral should be offered even if the patient declines. Because most patients leave hospital after discharge against medical advice and present in buy LY3023414 another hospital with the same or other symptoms, it could be interesting that a database was created for this disorder. Consent section Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. A copy of the written
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“Introduction Lateral abdominal wall hematoma is a rare condition that can give rise to an acute abdomen . Predisposing factors include anticoagulant therapy [1–3]. With the increase in carotid artery stenting in patients in whom activated clotting time is prolonged for prevention of cerebral infarction, we must be aware of the possibility of abdominal wall hematoma. Moreover, accurate diagnosis allows us to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. We report a right lateral abdominal wall hematoma caused by rupture of the superficial circumflex iliac artery after carotid artery stenting.