Self-performed glansectomy and surgical repair by a nonpsychotic patient on androgen replacement therapy

  • Kirk Roth Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Jason Izard Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
  • Darren Beiko Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Abstract

Genital 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.

Author Biographies

Kirk Roth, Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Jason Izard, Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Darren Beiko, Department of Urology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
How to Cite
Roth, K., Izard, J., & Beiko, D. (1). Self-performed glansectomy and surgical repair by a nonpsychotic patient on androgen replacement therapy. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 3(4), E25-E28. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.1135
Section
Case Report