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Pulmonary Edema Because of Incomplete Hanging Attempt [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(1): 45-47 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2018.96967  

Pulmonary Edema Because of Incomplete Hanging Attempt

Cevdet Yardimci1, Atilla Tekin2, Hilmi Demirkiran3
1Departman of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Cizre State Hospital,Şirnak,Turkey
2Departman of Pscyhiatry,Cizre State Hospital,Şirnak,Turkey
3Departman of Anesthesiology and Reanimation,Yuzuncu Yil University,Van,Turkey

Hanging is used in suicide worlwide for suicide. It is generally ends with sudden death.But if the person is reached in a short time after hanging attempt, the patient can be saved. But we may come across some medical problems like pulmonary edema, cervical vertebra instability, impaired cognitive functions. 28 year old female patient had been taken to our hospital after incomplete hanging attempt with suicide intention. While she was in our hospital she had pulmonary complication. She had mechanical ventilation need, We supported her wiht mechanical ventilation both invasively and noninvasively. After 4 days of mechanical ventilation support she was discharged to the psychiatry clinic without any sequel.

Keywords: Incomplete hanging, suicide, pulmonary edema


Cevdet Yardimci, Atilla Tekin, Hilmi Demirkiran. Pulmonary Edema Because of Incomplete Hanging Attempt. Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(1): 45-47

Corresponding Author: Cevdet Yardimci, Türkiye


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