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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2012;30(2): 116-119.
자살하기 위한 목맴 환자에게 발생한 뇌경색
최욱진, 손승남 a,b 김영수 a 김수경 a,b 강희영 a 박기종 a 권오영 a 임병훈 a,b 최낙천 a,b
경상대학교 의학전문대학원 신경과 a , 경남권역심뇌혈관질환센터 b
Cerebral Infarction in a Patient with Suicidal Near Hanging
Wook-Jin Choi
Department of Neurology a and Gyeongnam Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Disese Center b , Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea
Hanging is one of the most common causes of suicidal death. Most hanging victims are dead when discovered, and hence there are few reports of near-hanging patients or survivors of a hanging injury. We experienced a patient with motor aphasia who survived a hanging injury. Consecutive workup revealed a cerebral infarction on the left middle cerebral artery territory, which was considered to be the cause of his aphasia. Key Words: Cerebral infarction, Hanging, Patent foramen ovale