Is hypogonadism the cause of penile self-amputation in a patient with prior testes self-mutilation?



This paper presents a rare event of genital self-mutilation and few cases are reported in the literature.

Case description

We report on a patient who performed partial self-penectomy 18 months after bilateral testicular amputation, as a form of self-mutilation.


The main hypotheses to explain the recurrence of self-mutilation would be hypogonadism.

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Vinícius M. Cavalcante, Carlos G. Westin, João P. Fantin, José Gonçalves Filho, Márcio Gatti, Ana P. Bogdan, Jose G. Arruda, Pedro F. Arruda, Luis C. Spessoto, Thiago Antoniassi, Fernando N. Fácio Jr

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Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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  • Urology Department, Hospital de Base/FAMERP, FAMERP Medical School of São José Do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo - Brazil
  • Surgical Specialties Department, Hospital de Base/FAMERP, FAMERP Medical School of São José Do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo - Brazil

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