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Head and neck sequelae of torture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19998347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To increase awareness of torture among otolaryngologists, and to describe methods and complications of head and neck torture. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Five cases of survivors of torture were evaluated in an otolaryngology practice in an urban hospital setting. RESULTS: The subjects presented with widely variable symptoms and physical manifestations related to the head and neck as a result of torture, in addition to psychiatric disease. Documentation of head and neck findings were essential to the asylum claim. CONCLUSIONS: Otolaryngologists serving immigrant and refugee populations must be familiar with methods and manifestations of torture involving the head and neck.
Authors:
Sondra S Crosby; Shaulnie Mohan; Christina Di Loreto; Jeffrey H Spiegel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1531-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-26     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA. scrosby@bu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology,  pathology*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neck Injuries / etiology,  pathology*
Torture*

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