Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) occurs with a variety of neuromuscular disorders and involves signs and symptoms of bowel obstruction without luminal obstruction. A parent or guardian trying to falsify a child's condition may select this condition to mimic since the clinical findings can be easily fabricated. Hyman et al identified historical and objective findings that should raise the possibility of condition falsification in a small child presenting as intestinal pseudo-obstruction.

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