Approach considerations for the management of strangulation in the emergency department

Samuel J. Stellpflug, William Weber, Ann Dietrich, Brian Springer, Robin Polansky, Carolyn Sachs, Antony Hsu, Sarayna McGuire, Casey Gwinn, Gael Strack, Ralph Riviello

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Abstract

Patients with a history of strangulation present to the emergency department with a variety of different circumstances and injury patterns. We review the terminology, pathophysiology, evaluation, management, and special considerations for strangulation injuries, including an overview of forensic considerations and legal framework for strangulation events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere12711
JournalJACEP Open
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • airway
  • asphyxiation
  • carotid
  • choking
  • emergency medicine
  • strangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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