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Br Dent J. 1995 Jan 21;178(2):65-7.

Munchausen's syndrome: oral presentations.

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  • 1Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Healthcare Sciences, London.


Munchausen's syndrome is a rare psychiatric disorder in which patients repeatedly confabulate so as to cause unnecessary investigations and operative treatments to be carried out on them. Two cases are reported and the literature reviewed. The first patient complained of repeated dental pain and subsequently underwent repeated endodontic treatment; the second had salivary gland pain and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. Munchausen's syndrome can only be diagnosed by the exclusion of organic and other disease.

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