Department   School of Medicine, School of Medicine
   Position   Professor and Division head
Article types Case report
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Delayed death due to traumatic dissection of the common carotid artery after attempted suicide by hanging.
Journal Formal name:Medicine, science, and the law
Abbreviation:Med Sci Law
ISSN code:0025-8024
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 59(1),pp.17-19
Author and coauthor Kibayashi Kazuhiko†*, Shimada Ryo, Nakao Ken-ichiro
Authorship Lead author,Corresponding author
Publication date 2019/01
Summary Traumatic dissection of the carotid arteries is a rare cause of delayed death due to hanging. We report a case of delayed death two and a half months following attempted suicide by hanging where the patient was able to talk after being released from neck compression. The cause of death was aspiration pneumonia due to cerebral infarction secondary to traumatic dissection of the left common carotid artery due to attempted suicide by hanging. Carotid artery injuries should be examined in patients who were able to talk after an unsuccessful suicide attempt by hanging but who later died.
DOI 10.1177/0025802418825390
PMID 30674223