Hanging-induced burst suppression pattern in EEG
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CitationÇınar, N., Şahin, S., Bozdemir, M., Şimşek, S. ve Kaşıdağ, S. (2012). Hanging-induced burst suppression pattern in EEG. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 5(4), s. 347-349.
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.
SourceJournal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
- Makale Koleksiyonu