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Intermittent bursts of abdominal wall jerky movements: belly dancer's syndrome?
  1. Osama S M Amin1,
  2. Qalandaar Hussein Abdulkarim2,
  3. Mohammad Shaikhani3
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Sulaimaniya General Teaching Hospital, Sulaimaniya City, Iraq
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Sulaimaniya General Teaching Hospital, Sulaimaniya City, Iraq
  3. 3Department of Internal Medicine, Sulaimaniya General Teaching Hospital, Sulaimaniya City, Iraq
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osama S M Amin, dr.osama.amin{at}gmail.com

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A 47-year-old Iraqi Kurdish woman presented with a 1-day history of sudden onset of frequent, intermittent and painful abdominal wall jerky movements, 6 days after undergoing haemorrhoidectmy. During sleep, these movements were absent. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged home on day 2 with oral clindamycine and metronidazole. The appearance of these movements prompted the A&E interns to think about intestinal obstruction and accordingly they consulted the general surgical department; the surgeon …

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