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.
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Autoamputation of an ovarian mature cystic teratoma: a case report and a review of the literature.
Although appendiceal endometriosis is reported many times within literature, reports of autoamputation of the appendix are rare.
Autoamputation of benign and malignant colonic polyps: Report of two cases.
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.
This case is unique as at the time of the autoamputation the patient did not have any psychotic features.
The patient responded well to therapy with improvement of all of his organ dysfunction, including improvement of the reversible tissue ischemia, cessation of digital gangrenous extension, and eventual autoamputation of the irreversible gangrenous parts of his digits.
It is an emergency condition that induces progressive edema, ischaemia and tissue necrosis and can lead to autoamputation of digits or other strangulated structures.
We report here a case of rectal autoamputation due to the side effect of neoadjuvant radiotherapy.
Over next two weeks, her general condition improved, blood parameters returned to normal, skin lesions healed with hypertrophic scars and there was autoamputation of the gangrenous parts of the digits, tip of the nose and helical borders of both ears.
Lower rates of autoamputation and a survival rate comparable to group II were also observed in the ADSC-treated group [51].
This latter appearance, as well as the presence of islands of degenerated cytoplasmic fragments in the collagenous stroma, suggests that atrophic, degenerating cells may be capable of autoamputation of segments of cytoplasm (Figure 19(e)).