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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 347-349

Hanging-induced burst suppression pattern in EEG


1 Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Nilgun Cinar
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Maltepe University, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.102408

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Lethal suspension (hanging) is one of the most common methods of attempting suicide. Spinal fractures, cognitive and motor deficits as well as epileptic seizures can be detected after unsuccessful hanging attempts. Introduced here is the case of a 25-year-old man exemplifying the clinical observations stated hereafter, who was conveyed to our emergency room after having survived attempted suicide by hanging, with his post-anoxic burst-suppression electroencephalography (BS-EEG) pattern and clinical diagnoses in the post-comatose stage. The patient's state of consciousness was gradually improved over a period of time. His neuropsychiatric assessment proved that memory deficit, a slight lack of attention and minor executive dysfunction was observed a month after the patient was discharged. Although the BS-EEG pattern indicates severe brain dysfunction, it is a poor prognostic factor; rarely, patients survive with minor cognitive deficits and can perform their normal daily activities.


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