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Article Number - 32A2E7A45342


Vol.5(1), pp. 1-5 , February 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0043
ISSN: 2141-2405



Full Length Research Paper

Accidental hanging: A report of four cases and review of the literature



M. Ben Dhiab*
  • M. Ben Dhiab*
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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M. Jdidi
  • M. Jdidi
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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Y. Nouma
  • Y. Nouma
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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M. K. Souguir
  • M. K. Souguir
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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M. Belhadj
  • M. Belhadj
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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N. Ben Mansour
  • N. Ben Mansour
  • Department of Forensic Medicine, UHC Farhat HACHED, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia.
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 Accepted: 23 July 2013  Published: 28 February 2014

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Accidental hangings have far common characteristics that cause death in unsuspecting victim’s. It is a rare medico-legal aspect of death, raising difficulties of differential diagnosis with the suicide hanging and even with other causes of death. This study presents four observations of accidental hanging which occurred to three children and an adult, in strange circumstances sometimes. The medico-legal diagnosis was only possible with the autopsy and the study of the circumstances and the scene of death.

Key words: Hanging, accidental asphyxia, death.

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APA Dhiab, M.B., Jdidi, M., Nouma, Y., Mansour, N.B., Belhadj, M., & Souguir, M.K. (2014). Accidental hanging: A report of four cases and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine, 5(1), 1-5.
Chicago M. Ben Dhiab, M. Jdidi, Y. Nouma, N. Ben Mansour, M. Belhadj and M. K. Souguir. "Accidental hanging: A report of four cases and review of the literature." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 5, no. 1 (2014): 1-5.
MLA M. Ben Dhiab, et al. "Accidental hanging: A report of four cases and review of the literature." Journal of Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine 5.1 (2014): 1-5.
   
DOI 10.5897/JCPFM2013.0043
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JCPFM/article-abstract/32A2E7A45342

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