Penile Replantation in an Acutely Psychotic PatientMay J1*, Sadigh P2 and Sadri A1
- Corresponding Author:
- Jolyon May
Department of Plastic Surgery, Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 5DR
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 29, 2014; Accepted Date: January 13, 2015; Published Date: January 15, 2015
Citation: May J, Sadigh P, Sadri A (2015) Penile Replantation in an Acutely Psychotic Patient. Anat Physiol 5:170. doi: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000170
Copyright: © 2015 May J, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Penile amputation is a rare injury, but one which all Plastic Surgeons with a microsurgical interest should be aware of. The majority of cases are seen in acutely psychotic patients who amputate their own penis, and this provides a unique challenge for the treating surgeon. Not only does it present issues with compliance, but also raises the difficult question of whether replantation is in the best interest of the patient.