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57 Possible Causes for Autoamputation of Digits

  • Vasculitis

    J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Sep;37(3):273-275. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000399. Author information 1 Eye Hospital (EL, PJM, NVV), University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Department of Neurology (MK, SS), University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Abstract Persistent placoid maculopathy (PPM) is a bilateral[…][]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a very rare complication of disseminated cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. So far it is mainly described for immunocompromised patients. A 49-year-old immunocompetent Caucasian male presented with sudden onset of fever and DIC due to primary CMV infection, which was[…][]

  • Electrical Injury

    Upper-extremity wounds can be covered with a variety of flaps. However, pedicled distant flaps still have a place in treatment, especially in the early stages of wound restoration after a severe electrical injury. The purpose of this clinical study was to present the use of the pedicled abdominal flap, using the[…][]

  • Frostbite

    Frostbite may result in loss of skin and tissue requiring amputation; it occurs most often on the exposed areas such as extremity digits, ears, etc.[] The usual treatment is observation for demarcation of the injury before amputation or autoamputation of the dry gangrene that may set in between 1 and 3 weeks.[]

  • Erythropoietic Porphyria

    The full text of this article hosted at is unavailable due to technical difficulties. Research Article Corresponding Author Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, London W2 1NY UK Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s,[…][]

  • Adhesion of Amnion to Fetus

    Modern Surgical Pathology, 2nd Edition presents today's most complete, current, and practical assistance in evaluating and signing out surgical specimens. Nearly 3,000 high-quality color pathology images provide a crystal-clear basis for comparison to any sample you see under the microscope. Clinical, gross,[…][]

  • Congenital Pain Insensitivity

    Congenital insensitivity to pain and anhidrosis (CIPA), also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type IV (HSAN IV), is characterized by recurrent episodes of unexplained high fever, loss of pain perception and temperature sensation, absent sweating, repeated traumatic and thermal injuries, and mild[…][]

  • Electrocution by Lightning

    The human body simply isn't built to conduct 300kV of electricity. So when things backfire while you're fishing in a thunderstorm, and you find yourself doing an impromptu rendition of Powder , here's what you can expect. While there is still debate within the scientific community as to the exact nature of the[…][]

  • Extensive Burns

    Burns. 2008 Jun;34(4):505-8. Epub 2007 Oct 4. Author information 1 Department of Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. Abstract This pilot study was designed to verify whether the spraying of coolant improves initial cooling in extensive burns. The cooling effects of 1l of[…][]

  • Dactylolysis Spontanea

    Learning points Ainhum presents as a soft tissue constriction of the digits and can lead to autoamputation.[] Autoamputation of the fifth digit: ainhum (dactylolysis spontanea) Garry Shtofmakher 1, Michelle Ashley Kaufman 2, Randy Cohen 3, Aaron Glockenberg 1 1 New York College of[] […] of the digit[]

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