Surgical management of an epidemic of penile amputations in Siam

ArticleinThe American Journal of Surgery 146(3):376-82 · October 1983with300 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.29 · DOI: 10.1016/0002-9610(83)90420-8 · Source: PubMed


    Thailand recently experienced an epidemic of penile amputations. These were usually performed by angry wives on philandering husbands. This outbreak appeared to have been fueled by graphic press reports and fortunately seems to have abated. A technique for reanastomosis of the amputated penile segment was first described by McRoberts et al [5] in 1968. It was modified further so that it can be performed in any general hospital with an acceptable result. Experience with this procedure in 18 patients has been described.