CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2007; 40(02): 194-198
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699202
Case Report
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Munchausen′s syndrome in plastic surgery practice: A bewildering situation!

D Nardella
Department of Plastic Surgery, Liège, Belgium
M S Sohawon
O Heymans
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Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)


The plastic surgeon rarely encounters patients expressing factitious disorders. Through their incredible imagination, these patients conjure numerous lesions for themselves and willingly accept to undergo invasive diagnostic procedures and risky therapies. We report four cases of Munchausen′s syndrome in the field of plastic surgery and follow with a discussion of as to when should the alarm bells start ringing for the unsuspecting plastic surgeon, to assist him in dealing with these too often-ignored disorders.