Thrombotic cutaneous gangrene with autoamputation of the penis: a rare extracolonic manifestation of ulcerative colitis in a child

Ying Zhuge, Anthony R. Hogan, Michael C. Cheung, Holly L. Neville, William R. Thompson, Rhea Birusingh, Juan E. Sola

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We present a pediatric patient with ulcerative colitis who developed thrombotic cutaneous gangrene involving skin of the lower chest, abdomen, back, bilateral buttocks, bilateral thighs, perineum, and genitalia, ultimately resulting in autoamputation of the glans penis. After an extensive review of the literature, we describe the diagnosis and management of this devastating condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1-e4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009



  • Pediatrics
  • Penis amputation
  • Thrombotic cutaneous gangrene
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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