Neuroradiology

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 209–210

Brain damage in hanging: a new CT finding

  • G. Brancatelli
  • G. Sparacia
  • M. Midiri
  • V. D'Antonio
  • C. Sarno
  • R. Lagalla
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

DOI: 10.1007/s002340050048

Cite this article as:
Brancatelli, G., Sparacia, G., Midiri, M. et al. Neuroradiology (2000) 42: 209. doi:10.1007/s002340050048

Abstract

We report a 23-year-old man who attempted suicide by hanging. There have been few reports of involvement of the brain parenchyma shown on CT, all showing ischaemic lesions. This is the first report of multifocal intracerebral haematomas due to hanging seen¶on CT.

Key words HangingHaemorrhage, brainComputed tomography

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Brancatelli
    • 1
  • G. Sparacia
    • 1
  • M. Midiri
    • 1
  • V. D'Antonio
    • 1
  • C. Sarno
    • 1
  • R. Lagalla
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Radiologia, Università di Palermo, Via del Vespro 127, 90127 Palermo, Italy e-mail: gbranca@yahoo.com Tel.: + 39-0 91-6 55 23 36 Fax: + 39-0 91-6 55 23 37IT