Factitiawunden in der plastischen chirurgie

Translated title of the contribution: Factitious wounds in plastic surgery

M. Funke, H. G. Machens, A. Fieguth, A. Berger

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Self-inflicted disorders of wound healing were diagnosed in two women (aged 24 and 25 years) after long years of history. A detailed medical history and the characteristical course helped to confirm the diagnosis. The artficial wounds were an expression of a severe psychic disturbance in both young women. Operative therapy was able to restore the local findings, the basic psychological disorder required a long-term psychotherapeutic treatment to prevent irreversible, partially iatrogenic co-induced somatic mutilations, due to fin exceptionally high recurrence rate.

Translated title of the contributionFactitious wounds in plastic surgery
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)900-903
Number of pages4
JournalZentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Zeitschrift fur Allgemeine, Viszeral- und Gefasschirurgie
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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