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Hanging and near hanging in children: injury patterns and a clinical approach to early management


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
  • mortality

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