Ligature: Material used to compress structures of neck
Manual: Physical force used to compress structures of neck
Postural: Airway obstruction from body weight (over an o...
Dysphonia or stridor
Loss of normal cartilaginous landmarks
Cervical spine injury:
Early and aggressive airway management: Oxygen, suction, intubation, as indicated:
Cervical spine stabilization:
Patient position, strangulation ...
Admit patients with strangulation or hanging-mechanism injuries to a monitored setting to observe for airway or neurologic compromise (may have delayed onset).
Cervical spine injury is uncommon in nonjudicial hanging victims:
Cerebral hypoxia is the probable cause of death in the majority of victims.
Aggressive airway management is paramoun...
Christe A, Oesterhelweg L, Ross S, et al. Can MRI of the neck compete with clinical findings in assessing danger to life for survivors of manual strangulation? A statistical anal...
T71.161A Asphyxiation due to hanging, accidental, initial encounter
T71.162A Asphyxiation due to hanging, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
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