Complications of suicidal hanging: a case report and brief review

Mil Med. 1994 Nov;159(11):720-1.


Suicide remains a significant societal dilemma commonly presenting as an acute medical emergency. Presented is a report of a near-hanging suicidal attempt by a 30-year-old, active duty Navy man. This case documents local injuries and neurologic and cardiopulmonary complications of near-fatal suicidal hanging, which is a common method of suicide in the United States.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Military Personnel
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Suicide, Attempted*