Self-performed glansectomy and surgical repair by a nonpsychotic patient on androgen replacement therapy
AbstractGenital self-amputation in men is a rare condition. We report an
interesting case of penile self-amputation that was performed and
surgically repaired by a nonpsychotic patient who was enrolled
in a clinical trial for androgen replacement therapy. Using sterile
technique for amputation of the glans penis and using cotton thread
to suture the wound, the patient was able to avoid hemorrhage
and infection. This is the first reported case of androgen therapy–
induced penile self-amputation with patient-performed surgical
reconstruction using primitive instruments.
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