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Cut throat injury: a retrospective study of 26 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9621478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cut throat injuries and associated deaths are common in our society. Majority succumb to their injuries. In this study, the hospital records of twenty six such cases (13 M & 13 F) were reviewed. Eleven victims were in their third decade. Eighteen cases came from poor socio-economic class. Eleven had suicidal, eleven homicidal and four accidental injuries. Familial troubles, psychiatric illness and poverty were the triggering factors in suicidal attempts. The motives of homicide included political conflict, sex related crimes, dacoity, familial, land related disputes, etc. All had their hypopharynx and/or larynx exposed. Tracheostomy was done in fifteen cases. All but two had uneventful recovery. One died in the hospital due to hemorrhage, shock and asphyxia from aspirated blood. It was observed that appropriate measures could save lives in vast majority.
N Bhattacharjee; S M Arefin; S M Mazumder; M K Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bangladesh Medical Research Council bulletin     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0377-9238     ISO Abbreviation:  Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-08     Completed Date:  1998-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607686     Medline TA:  Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull     Country:  BANGLADESH    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Deptt. of E.N.T., Chittagong Medical College.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents / statistics & numerical data
Age Distribution
Bangladesh / epidemiology
Homicide / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Pharynx / injuries*
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data
Survival Rate
Wounds, Penetrating / epidemiology*

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