Deaths as a result of hanging


ÖZER E. , YILDIRIM A., KIRCI G. S. , İLHAN R., Iscanli M. D. , TETİKÇOK R.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.2, pp.556-561, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-017-6007-x
  • Title of Journal : BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.556-561

Abstract

Background: Death by hanging occurs as a result of the tightening of a cord around the neck with the effect of body weight. Although generally seen, it is not always necessary for hanging to be in a completely perpendicular position with the feet off the ground. With the exception of judicial cases, most hangings are suicides and in some cases may be the result of accident or murder.