Rubor, tumor, calor, dolor... e psiche?

Translated title of the contribution: Pain, heat, redness, swelling... and psyche?

Matteo Chiappedi, Marzia Borgna, Angela Amoruso, Roberta Dolci, Attilia Grandi

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We describe the case of an 11 and a half years old girl with pain, mobility limitations and joints' deformities following surgery and radiotherapy for a synovial sarcoma. Beside physiotherapy an individual psychotherapy support has been necessary. The need to re-think her own story, characterized by feelings of abandon and non deserving love, as well as by a non acceptation of her physical deformities, emerged. This case invites to consider psychiatric aspects as part of the diagnostic moment which begins and directs the rehabilitative treatment; this evaluation shouldn't be limited to potentially traumatic events or situations, even if immediately evident, but should explore as deeply as possible the patient's psychic structure.

Translated title of the contributionPain, heat, redness, swelling... and psyche?
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationQuaderni ACP
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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