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Yubitsume (self-amputation)
  1. T Abe1,
  2. Y Tokuda2,
  3. S Ishimatsu1
  1. 1
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, St Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2
    Clinical Practice Evaluation and Research Center, St Luke’s Life Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Dr T Abe, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, St Luke’s International Hospital, 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-city, Tokyo 104-8560, Japan; abetoshikazu{at}mac.com

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A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with self-amputation of his left little finger. He was a member of the yakuza (Japanese Mafia organisation). He amputated the little …

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