topalgia
   The term topalgia comes from the Greek words topos (spot, place) and algos (pain). It translates as 'painful spot'. The term is used to denote a painful spot or area that defies explanation in terms of a physiologic substratum. It tends to be used in the context of somatoform disorder, especially when the pain is located in a physiologically unlikely segment of the body. In the past, the occurrence of such painful spots was also referred to as 'hysterical topalgia'. During the 1960s the notion of "hallucinated pain was developed as a more or less synonymous concept.
   References
   Mills, C.P. (1956). A "lump" in the throat. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 70, 530-534.

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