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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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.
It is an emergency condition that induces progressive edema, ischaemia and tissue necrosis and can lead to autoamputation of digits or other strangulated structures.
We report here a case of rectal autoamputation due to the side effect of neoadjuvant radiotherapy.
Over next two weeks, her general condition improved, blood parameters returned to normal, skin lesions healed with hypertrophic scars and there was autoamputation of the gangrenous parts of the digits, tip of the nose and helical borders of both ears.
Autoamputation of penis due to advanced penile carcinoma.
McLuhan refers to this as the stage of autoamputation, and it is at this point where a crucial reconfiguration of the body and mind takes place.
Reports of autocastration, autoamputation of digits and limbs, self-enucleation, abdominal self-surgery, removal of the tongue, amputation of the ear, and autocannibalism have been described in the literature (Conn & Lion, 1983).
The polyps may be removed by endoscopic polypectomy, but observation also is an option in cases where the parents do not wish to have colonoscopy performed because the polyps have a high rate of spontaneous autoamputation.
Dry gangrene of fingers and toes may be left open to the air and left to autoamputation (Duh et al.
Six of the 10 children classified as definite or possible cases died; another suffered autoamputation of portions of distal toes and fingers following septic shock.