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Pain Without a Pathoanatomic Diagnosis 

Pain Without a Pathoanatomic Diagnosis
Pain Without a Pathoanatomic Diagnosis

Catherine F. Stannard

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date: 27 July 2021

Chapter 1 introduces Robert, a 52-year-old man who was referred to the pain clinic for rationalization of his opioid medication. He presented with abdominal pain of 6 years’ duration. Robert had an ileostomy for ulcerative colitis at the age of 19 but had ongoing intestinal problems so had a panproctocolectomy the following year. He had no abdominal pain for 26 years other than for a very short period in his mid-40s when he had a parastomal abscess needing incision and drainage.

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