Near hanging refers to survival following suspension by the neck. This is a devastating injury which can lead to mortality or serious long-term morbidity. Children and young people present to emergency departments following accidental or deliberate near hanging. This article describes the patterns of injury, the initial management and important prognostic factors.
- injury prevention
- paediatric practice
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Contributors TJvH drafted the initial manuscript and drafted revisions. SH significantly contributed to the revision and development of the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.