Pseudocyesis in an Adolescent Patient: Case Report and Radiologic Analysis

Henrietta Kotlus Rosenberg, Beverly G. Coleman, James Croop, Linda Granowetter, Audrey E. Evans

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The physical and psychological changes of pseudocyesis have bewaidered phy sicians since the time of Hippocrates. We present the case of a 14-year-old girl as a reminder that pseudocyesis needs to be considered in adolescents and that the diagnosis may not be obvious, even with current technologies. We document that gaseous distension and abdominal fat deposits can lead to dramatic abdom inal fullness and can mimic a term pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-712
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1983
Externally publishedYes


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