autoamputation


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autoamputation

 [aw″to-am″pu-ta´shun]
spontaneous detachment from the body and elimination of an appendage or an abnormal growth, such as a polyp.

autoamputation

/au·to·am·pu·ta·tion/ (-am″pu-ta´shun) spontaneous detachment from the body and elimination of an appendage or an abnormal growth, such as a polyp.

autoamputation

[-amp′yo̅o̅tā′shən]
the spontaneous detachment of a body part, usually the fourth or fifth toe, as occurs among the males of some African peoples. A depression develops across the digitoplantar fold of the toe and gradually progresses until the toe falls off. The condition is usually painless and has no other symptoms. Also called ainhum [ān′hoo͡m, īnyoon′] .

autoamputation

dry gangrene and loss of a digit due to profound local ischaemia secondary to peripheral vascular disease, diabetes or secondary to development of a basal constricting band (e.g. ainhum; some presentations of inherited palmoplantar keratodermas); the affected part may eventually detach to leave a healed stump

autoamputation

spontaneous detachment from the body and elimination of an appendage or an abnormal growth, such as a polyp.
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Patient gave a history of similar hyperkeratotic skin lesions over the trunk and both extremities in his ancestors, and few of his maternal relatives, but there was no history of autoamputation of toes in any of his family members.
Ainhum describes the development of constricting bands around toes in underdeveloped countries of Africa and may ultimately result in autoamputation.
Although it is a rare association, early diagnosis and intensive medical and surgical management may avoid progression and autoamputation of digits.
KEY WORDS: Radiation, autoamputation, neoadjuvant radiotherapy
Though, with a few exceptions, Vdose has not been found to be significantly associated with difference in rectal toxicity for doses [less than or equal to]45 Gy,[5] as in our case, neoadjuvant radiotherapy (45 Gy in 28 fractions) caused rectal autoamputation.
The side effects of neoadjuvant therapy were tumor lysis and autoamputation of the rectum.
If autoamputation is indeed the next stage, then it is now when we are uniquely suited to undertake this task.
More often, there has been progression to spontaneous slough or autoamputation (5,7) or surgery and limited amputation.
Thornton is autoamputation and re-implantation of an ovarian dermoid cyst as a result of torsion (1,4).
The left ovary of our patient was absent, therefore making it very likely that this might have been the origin of the dermoid cyst with autoamputation and re-implantation being the mechanism for its attachment to the urinary bladder and deriving its blood supply from it.
This type of asymptomatic ovarian calculus has been reported in children following torsion of ovary leading to necrosis and calcium deposit followed by autoamputation of ovary known as wandering ovary [7].