spontaneous amputation

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spontaneous amputation

[spän′tā·nē·əs ‚am·pyə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
Congenital amputation.
Amputation not caused by external trauma or injury, as in ainhum.
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While the autoamputation of the penis may have resulted from combined effects of donovanosis with HIV-2, most of the problem was due to patient neglect of the matter.
Successful penile replantation following autoamputation: Twice!
However, in some rare cases, torsion presented a serious complication of autoamputation of ovary and fallopian tube.
[12] reported 4 cases; 2 of them showed full recovery, 1 patient had a Chopart amputation and the last had dry gangrene of distal phalanx, resulting in the autoamputation of both upper and lower extremities.
However, autoamputation of the vermiform appendix is rarely reported in the literature.
Urgent intervention should be performed in symptomatic patients and rare results of chronic tubal torsion such as tubal autoamputation should be known (16).
Colon polyp autoamputation: case presentation and literature review
Ainhum is an idiopathic disease involving the fifth toe of Black people mainly in tropical zones, whereas pseudoainhum is a rare congenital or acquired disorder clinically characterised by progressive development of a fibrotic band on a finger or toe until spontaneous autoamputation occurs.
In addition, cases such as autoamputation of fingers and toes have been reported in the literature.
Tungiasis results in significant morbidity, manifesting itself in a number of symptoms such as severe local inflammation, autoamputation of digits, deformation and loss of nails, formation of fissures and ulcers, gangrene, and walking difficulties [4].
Clinically it may present as a minor digital abnormality or limb malformation, with syndactyly or clubfoot, but also as autoamputation and catastrophic craniofacial deformities [8, 9].
He denied that autoamputation of penis was an attempt to expiate for past sins or an attempt to change his sex.