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Suicidal ligature strangulation: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11305447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An unusual case of suicidal ligature strangulation is described. The victim is a 42-year-old white male who devised a very elaborate ligature mechanism comprised of thin wire, a plastic tub filled with water, and a combination of other common objects to commit suicide while in custody. A brief review of the literature follows.
Authors:
A R McMaster; E W Ward; A Dykeman; M D Warman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-17     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Asphyxia*
Autopsy
Cause of Death
Humans
Male
Manufactured Materials
Prisoners*
Suicide*

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