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Long Scarf Syndrome; Accidental Strangulation due to Long Scarf | OMICS International | Abstract
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Research Article

Long Scarf Syndrome; Accidental Strangulation due to Long Scarf

Zafarullah Beigh*, Ihsan Ali and Rauf Ahmad
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Government Medical College Srinagar, Marouf Colony 90 Feet Road Bachapora, Srinagar-190020, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding Author : Zafarullah Beigh
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery
Government Medical College Srinagar
Marouf Colony 90 Feet Road Bachapora
Srinagar-190020, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tel: 9419055531
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 02, 2016; Accepted: February 16, 2016; Published: February 18, 2016
Citation: Beigh Z, Ali I, Ahmad R (2016) Long Scarf Syndrome; Accidental Strangulation due to Long Scarf . J Health Edu Res Dev 4:162. doi:10.4172/2380-5439.1000162
Copyright: © 2016 Beigh Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Loose clothing worn by Indian women get accidently entangled in moving wheel of motor bike or crop thresher and cause accidental strangulation. This study is about the patients admitted in department of otorhinolaryngology with history of accidental strangulation due to long scarf. This study showed that women in rural area are at risk of accidental strangulation due to long scarf getting entrapped in crop thresher, similarly women in urban area are also at risk of accidental strangulation when they sit on the back seat of motor bike and long end of scarf get entrapped into spoke of the moving wheel. Bruise on the anterior neck is most common injury found in our study and associated injury to head was very common.

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