Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119--121

A Rare Form of Major Self-mutilation in a Patient with Delusional Disorder


Shahbaz Habib Faridi1, Mohammad Amir Usmani2, Bushra Siddiqui3, Mohammad Aslam1 
1 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shahbaz Habib Faridi
Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India

Self-mutilation is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue without suicidal intent. In this article we report the case of a 45-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with a history of incising his abdomen and chopping his intestines into pieces. The patient also brought the chopped pieces along with himself. He was operated on, and a resection and anastomosis was done. Postoperative recovery of the patient was uneventful. After a psychiatric assessment was done, it was found that he was suffering from delusional disorder. Owing to such rare presentation of major self-mutilation in a patient with delusional disorder, this case is being reported here.


How to cite this article:
Faridi SH, Usmani MA, Siddiqui B, Aslam M. A Rare Form of Major Self-mutilation in a Patient with Delusional Disorder.J Forensic Sci Med 2016;2:119-121


How to cite this URL:
Faridi SH, Usmani MA, Siddiqui B, Aslam M. A Rare Form of Major Self-mutilation in a Patient with Delusional Disorder. J Forensic Sci Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];2:119-121
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