alexa Abstract | Long Scarf Syndrome; Accidental Strangulation due to Long Scarf
ISSN: 2380-5439

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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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Author(s): Zafarullah Beigh, Ihsan Ali and Rauf Ahmad

Keywords

Otorhinolaryngology, Women, Neck, Strangulation, Health Study, Public Health Policy, Health Promotion Practice

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