Unplanned complex suicide by self-strangulation associated with multiple sharp force injuries: a case report.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_053F0F787937
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Unplanned complex suicide by self-strangulation associated with multiple sharp force injuries: a case report.
Journal
Medicine, Science, and the Law
Author(s)
Palmiere C., Risso E., van Hecke O., La Harpe R.
ISSN
0025-8024 (Print)
ISSN-L
0025-8024
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
47
Number
3
Pages
269-273
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In cases of ligature strangulation, the importance of distinguishing self-inflicted death from homicide is crucial. This entails objective scene investigation, autopsy and anamnesis in order to elucidate the manner of death correctly. The authors report a case of unplanned complex suicide by means of self-strangulation and multiple sharp force injury. The use of more than one suicide method, consecutively--termed unplanned complex suicide--gives this case particular significance. A brief discussion on this uncommon method of suicide is presented, particularly relevant to the attending forensic physician. In addition, a short overview of the entity of complex suicide is given.
Keywords
Aged, Airway Obstruction/mortality, Airway Obstruction/pathology, Forensic Medicine, Humans, Ligation, Male, Suicide, Wounds, Stab/mortality, Wounds, Stab/pathology
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Web of science
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