Albatross Syndrome


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A complex described in patients with underlying personality disorders who continue to have abdominal pain after gastrectomy for peptic ulcer disease, nausea, vomiting, drug dependency and poor food intake, despite successful surgery for upper GI ulcers

Albatross,

large sea bird that figures prominently in Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
Albatross syndrome - Synonym(s): Münchausen syndrome

Münchausen,

Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von, German soldier and adventurer, 1720-1797.
Münchausen by proxy syndrome - a parent, usually knowledgeable about or experienced in health care, harming a child in order to gain the attention of healthcare providers.
Münchausen syndrome - repeated fabrication of clinically convincing simulations of disease for the purpose of gaining medical attention. Synonym(s): Albatross syndrome