Genital auto-mutilation, the second attempt was dramatic | Youssef | Clinical Surgery Research Communications

Genital auto-mutilation, the second attempt was dramatic

Ghannam Youssef, Nedjim Abdelkerim Saleh, Abdi El Mostapha , Hagguir Hissein, Moataz Amine, Dakir Mohamed, Debbagh Adil , Aboutaieb Rachid 


Genital auto-mutilation is a urological emergency rarely encountered in practice. It constitutes a drama by its manner of occurrence and clinical presentation. In case of heavy bleeding, a state of hemorrhagic shock may occur and require resuscitation. the treatment is based on surgery and psychiatric advice. a regular follow-up with an attentive intention is needed to avoid the recurrency. We are reporting a 29-year-old patient followed for schizophrenia with poor compliance who is attempting genital auto-mutilation for the second time. The first attempt resulted in shallow wounds, but the second attempt was dramatic: it resulted in genital amputation.

Keywords: Penis, external genital organs, mutilation, amputation, schizophrenia

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