Suicide due to oral ingestion of lidocaine: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Centini2007SuicideDT,
  title={Suicide due to oral ingestion of lidocaine: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Fabio Centini and Carmela Fiore and Irene Riezzo and Gabriele Rossi and Vittorio Fineschi},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2007},
  volume={171 1},
  pages={57-62}
}
The Authors describe a rare case of suicide in a 31-year-old woman, due to oral ingestion of lidocaine; the histological and toxicological findings are discussed to provide useful information to the present experience with this particular modality of death. Histological examination revealed generalized stasis. In the myocardium we observed segmentation of the myocardial cells and/or widening of intercalated discs and associated group of hypercontracted myocardial cells with "square" nuclei in… CONTINUE READING
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