Successful macro-surgical replantation of an amputated penis

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Total penile amputation is an uncommon injury; 87% of the patients reported had psychiatric problems. Self-amputation of external genitals is known as Klingsor syndrome. A few patients had poor gender identity feeling themselves inadequate as males. Some cases arise from felonious assault by jealous homosexual lovers. In 1970 in Thailand, an epidemic was seen, of penile amputation as punishment for philandering by humiliated wives. Although replantation of the amputated penis has a high success rate, there may be some remaining squeals such as skin necrosis and urethral stricture or fistula. We report a case of a macroscopic replantation of an amputated penis.

Keywords: Penile amputation; Psychiatric problems; Klingsor syndrome

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Research Article
American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 69-72
Received 04 December 2013; accepted 23 March 2014; published 27 April 2014

How to cite this article
Alhasani S. Successful macro-surgical replantation of an amputated penis. American Journal of BioMedicine 2014;2(2):69-72.

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