Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Unusual suicide with a chainsaw.
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Described here is a case of suicide with the use of a chainsaw. A female suffering from schizophrenia committed suicide by an ingenious use of a chainsaw that resulted in the transection of her cervical spine and spinal cord. The findings of the resulting investigation are described and the mechanism of suicides with the use of a chainsaw is reviewed. A dry bone study was realized to determine the bone sections, the correlation between anatomic lesions and characteristics of chainsaw. The damage of organs and soft tissues is compared according to the kinds of chainsaw used.
Adult, Cervical Vertebrae/injuries, Cervical Vertebrae/pathology, Female, Forensic Pathology, Humans, Schizophrenic Psychology, Spinal Cord Injuries/etiology, Spinal Cord Injuries/pathology, Suicide, Wounds, Penetrating/pathology
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