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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Unplanned complex suicide by self-strangulation associated with multiple sharp force injuries: a case report.
Medicine, Science, and the Law
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
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.
Aged, Airway Obstruction/mortality, Airway Obstruction/pathology, Forensic Medicine, Humans, Ligation, Male, Suicide, Wounds, Stab/mortality, Wounds, Stab/pathology
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