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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If autoamputation is indeed the next stage, then it is now when we are uniquely suited to undertake this task.
While the exact etiology is unknown, these lesions are presumed to represent autoamputation or postnatal destruction of a supernumerary digit (2).