We present a case of self-amputation
of a testicle in a boy suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder with sexual guilt and had a history of canabis intake.
His covert desire for self-amputation
also complicated his admission to the hospital from the emergency department: He was improperly admitted to the inpatient neurology ward and not to the general surgery ward, because it was thought that his cellulitis might be a rare complication of GBS.
This fortunate combination of fat storage towards the tail base and the usual site of self-amputation
provides a plausible explanation for how the defensive strategy of tail shedding and the storage of energy reserves in the tail can coexist in the metallic skink, and probably in other Lizards as well.
Though the story is grave and the audience squirmed and gasped as Franco recreated Ralston's gruesome self-amputation
, "127 Hours" maintains Boyle's trademark blend of the humorous and horrifying.
As in Ohle's other dystopian works, "Boons" oozes disquietude: nonchalant deaths, gruesome medical details, cannibalism, self-amputations
, and disturbing parallels abound (one character is born without any leg bones, while another fishes bone splinters from an open wound in his thigh, preserving them as relics).
And he believes it is better to have a surgeon operate than run the risk of patients harming or killing themselves by attempting self-amputations