Psychosocial consequences of penectomy following carcinoma of the penis

Thomas N. Wise, Robert Boland

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A 42-year-old separated male underwent a total penectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the penis. Although he initially denied any distress regarding the procedure, he began to abuse substances and eventually became homeless. Rehabilitation for substance abuse was followed by total penile reconstruction. The phases of psychotherapy in this case are reviewed. Formal psychotherapy is recommended for patients with such a dramatic amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Sex Education and Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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