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Munchausen’s 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 one’s own body most often done without suicidal intentions. The most common form of self-mutilation is skin cutting. Munchausen’s 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, Munchausen’s syndrome, self-mutilation, tendon injury


 
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Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. Munchausen’s 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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Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. Munchausen’s syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. https://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=172607 [Access: May 27, 2022]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607


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Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. Munchausen’s 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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Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. Munchausen’s syndrome or pure self-mutilation? A case of self-inflicted tendon injury. Hand Microsurg. (2014), [cited May 27, 2022]; 3(3): 83-86. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.172607



Harvard Style

Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel (2014) Munchausen’s 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

Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. 2014. Munchausen’s 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

Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. "Munchausen’s 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

Burak Kaya, Servet Elcin Alpat, Mehmet Sonmez, Cem Cerkez, Savas Serel. "Munchausen’s 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

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





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