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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Mar;91(2):159-60. doi: 10.1308/003588409X391938.

Munchausen's syndrome by Google.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, UK. ejg299@doctors.net.uk

Abstract

A case is discussed of the use of medical images from the internet to support claims of injury. There were several inconsistencies in both history and examination even prior to the presentation of the specimen radiograph from the internet. Clinicians are advised to be vigilant, to question histories that do not match with examination findings, to ensure that all radiographs are adequately labelled with patient-specific information and to look for radiographic inconsistencies such as the presence or absence of accessory ossicles.

PMID:
19317939
PMCID:
PMC2749363
DOI:
10.1308/003588409X391938
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