Year : 2011  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168--169

Male genital self-mutilation

Vishal Mago 
 Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Unit, Government Medical College and Government Hospital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Vishal Mago
J2, Type 4, Medical College Campus, Haldwani, Uttarakhand

Psychiatric case reports of male genital self-mutilation (GSM) in the literature are rare and mostly anecdotal. Most of them are connected with personality disorders (Goldfield and Glick, 1970; Wise et al., 1989). In men, psychosis is an important cause for GSM, causing up to 80% of automutilations.

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Mago V. Male genital self-mutilation.Indian J Psychiatry 2011;53:168-169

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Mago V. Male genital self-mutilation. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Oct 22 ];53:168-169
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