Deliberate, repeated self-administration of metallic mercury injection: Case report and review of the literature

A. Givica-Pérez, J. M. Santana-Montesdeoca, M. Díaz-Sánchez, F. J. Martínez-Lagares, W. R. Castaneda

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Abstract

Self-administration of metallic mercury through the intravenous route is rare. This event has been reported in psychiatric patients and in suicide attempts. We report a case of successive intravenous self-injections of mercury demonstrated by plain film radiographs and CT scans of the thorax and abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1351-1354
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • CT
  • Intravenous self-injection
  • Metallic mercury
  • Plain radiograph

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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