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May 18, 1979

Genital and Abdominal Self-surgery: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Clinical Sciences Center, Madison.

JAMA. 1979;241(20):2188-2189. doi:10.1001/jama.1979.03290460052021

In two separate procedures, a psychiatric patient first performed a bilateral orchiectomy on himself and then later attempted to denervate his adrenal glands. This case suggests that physicians should be alerted to the possibility of self-surgery occurring in patients who have sought elective surgery and have been rejected.

(JAMA 241:2188-2189, 1979)

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