A 15-year-old girl with cramping movements

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Amanda Spadafora
Andrea Andrade
Rodrick Lim *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Rodrick Lim | rod.lim@lhsc.on.ca


A 15-year old, previously healthy female presented to the emergency department with two weeks of mild crampy abdominal pain lasting approximately 10- 15 seconds associated with abdominal wall movements which were visible to both the patient and her mother. There is no correlation of the pain with eating, drinking, bowel movements or her menses, and no aggravating or relieving factors. Interestingly, she has experienced similar symptoms around 2 years ago, and that it resolved spontaneously after a few weeks. Her past medical and family history was unremarkable. A video of these episodes was captured (Video 1).


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Rodrick Lim, Departments of Paediatrics and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario; Children’s Health Research Institute, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University

London, Ontario, Canada