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Somatization disorder, a cause of difficult pain: a case report.

Authors
  • Gupta, Deepak
  • Mishra, Seema
  • Bhatnagar, Sushma
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of hospice & palliative care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
219–223
Identifiers
PMID: 17601846
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Presented is a case report of a 55-year-old man with a suspected diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy who was referred for pain management to the pain and palliative care clinic. A diagnosis of pain originating from a malignancy was later ruled out. The patient was referred for psychiatric evaluation, where his pain symptoms were confirmed to be somatoform in origin. This case highlights the importance of ruling out somatization as the cause of symptoms in difficult pain patients.

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