Decapitation--a rare complication in hanging

Med Sci Law. 1997 Jan;37(1):81-3. doi: 10.1177/002580249703700119.


Decapitation from hanging is rare and there appears to be a lack of reports in scientific literature. Two cases of this phenomenon are reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Ligation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck Injuries*
  • Suicide*