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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 355-357

Delayed Pulmonary Oedema Following Attempted Suicidal Hanging - A Case Report


1 Professor, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Shahdara Delhi 110095, India
2 Senior Resident, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Shahdara Delhi 110095, India

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Mahendra Kumar
47 D, Pocket-A, MIG, GTB Enclave, Shahdara, Delhi. 110093
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During suicidal hanging, death takes few minutes to occur. Patient, if rescued, may develop respiratory distress, pulmonary oedema, convulsions, raised intra cranial pressure and unconsciousness immediately after incidence. We report a young male of suicidal hanging, brought to hospital in unconscious state with decerebrating movements. He developed pulmonary oedema after two hours of incidence. He was resuscitated and treated successfully.


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