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Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury

Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel.


Abstract
Self-mutilation (self-harm or self-injury) is any intentional injury to oneís own body most often done without suicidal intentions. The most common form of self-mutilation is skin cutting. Munchausenís syndrome is an extreme type of factitious disorder in which the individuals seek for medical help for factitious illnesses to draw attention and sympathy. In this case report we present a 40 years old male patient with self-inflicted wrist cut who imitated the symptoms of tendon and nerve injuries.

Key words: Flexor digitorum profundus, flexor digitorum superficialis, Munchausenís syndrome, self-mutilation, tendon injury

 

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Kaya B, Alpat SE, Sonmez M, Cerkez C, Serel S. Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(3): 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


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Kaya B, Alpat SE, Sonmez M, Cerkez C, Serel S. Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=172607 [Access: April 24, 2018]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Kaya B, Alpat SE, Sonmez M, Cerkez C, Serel S. Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand Microsurg. 2014; 3(3): 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Kaya B, Alpat SE, Sonmez M, Cerkez C, Serel S. Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand Microsurg. (2014), [cited April 24, 2018]; 3(3): 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


Harvard Style

Kaya, B., Alpat, S. E., Sonmez, M., Cerkez, C. & Serel, S. (2014) Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand Microsurg, 3 (3), 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


Turabian Style

Kaya, Burak, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, and Savas Serel. 2014. Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (3), 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


Chicago Style

Kaya, Burak, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, and Savas Serel. “Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury.” Hand and Microsurgery 3 (2014), 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kaya, Burak, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, and Savas Serel. “Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury.” Hand and Microsurgery 3.3 (2014), 83-86. Print. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kaya, B., Alpat, S. E., Sonmez, M., Cerkez, C. & Serel, S. (2014) Munchausenís syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand and Microsurgery, 3 (3), 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607