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2022 Feb

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Misdiagnosis of sphincter of Oddi disorder treated as familial Mediterranean fever for ten years: A case report.


Alkarrash M S, Shashaa M N, Rhayim R, Aljarad Z
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Feb; 74:103295.
PMID: 35145669.


Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a rare disease caused by sphincter of Oddi functional or mechanical abnormality. Misdiagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever is very high due to overlapping symptoms with many diseases. Our case is the first case report in the medical literature which describes the misdiagnosis of Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction as familial Mediterranean fever.