A Hanging and Its Complications

Angela Hua, Kaushal H. Shah, Manish Garg, Eric Legome, Jacob Ufberg

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Hanging has become the second most common form of successful suicide in the United States. Along with a high mortality rate, the long-term morbidity is consequential for both the individual patient and society. A thorough knowledge of the clinical approach will assist the emergency physician in providing optimal care and helping to minimize delayed respiratory complications. Using a case-based scenario, the initial management strategies along with rational evidence-based treatments are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-696
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • emergency and neck trauma
  • hanging
  • strangulation


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