Hanging is a common mode of committing suicide among suicide cases. The death occurs within few minutes of hanging. In hanging, death is usually due to asphyxia or cerebral anoxia or vagalinhibition leading to cardiac arrest or injury to the spinal cord.Mainly respiratory and neurological complications such as pulmonary or neurogenic edema resulting in post-obstructive pulmonary distress, aspiration pneumonitis, ARDS, seizures, hypotension, neck vessel compression and cerebral hypoxia and multi organ failure can arise as fatal complications of hanging. Death in suicidal hanging is secondary to
hypoxia and cerebral ischemia due to compression of airway and major blood vessels of neck caused by ligature applied round the neck and the force of compression being the body weight. This is incontrast to the cause of death in judicial hanging which is usually due to fatal injury to the cervical spine, brain stem and the larynx. A patient may be saved by aggressive resuscitative measures if rescued within a few minutes of suicidal hanging.
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Last date updated on June, 2014