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Medico-Legal Update
Year : 2017, Volume : 17, Issue : 1
First page : ( 137) Last page : ( 140)
Print ISSN : 0971-720X. Online ISSN : 0974-1283.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-1283.2017.00031.7

Cardiac Changes Seen in Hanging Victims Who Survived for Varying Periods before Death: An Autopsy based Study

Harish S1,*, Sasikala K2, Meena K S3, Sarath A4

1Assistant Surgeon, Community Health Centre Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala

2Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

3Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

4Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

*Corresponding author: Dr. Harish S Assistant Surgeon, Community Health Centre Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala, Email-hsirah1984@gmail.com., Mobile No 9072245454

Online published on 7 February, 2017.

Abstract

Hanging is a very simple, yet highly effective method of suicide. Death is instantaneous in most cases of hanging. Survival after hanging is a rare event. A long survival and recovery is rarer. The present cross sectional study was conducted in 25 cases of hanging victims who survived for varying periods before death and was brought for autopsy at Department of Forensic Medicine, State Medico-Legal Institute, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Macroscopic and microscopic changes seen in the heart of these victims were studied for a period of one and a half years from January 2013 to June 2014. The cases were studied in detail and are discussed below.

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Keywords

hanging, survival after hanging, cardiac changes.

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