Brain damage in hanging: a new CT finding

@article{Brancatelli2000BrainDI,
  title={Brain damage in hanging: a new CT finding},
  author={Giuseppe Brancatelli and Gianvincenzo Sparacia and Massimo Midiri and V. D'Antonio and Caterina Sarno and Roberto Lagalla},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={42},
  pages={209-210}
}
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. 

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