Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 628-630

Accidental strangulation while playing with hammock in a child

Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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K Jagadishkumar
JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore - 570 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_545_17

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In children, strangulation is a fatal injury due to asphyxia, a terminal event of partial or complete hanging. Homemade hammocks are routinely used as a cradle which is potentially dangerous. We are hereby reporting a 12-year-old female with accidental strangulation occurring as a result of swinging on a hammock made of saree and also in a view to educate the public about the hazards of using homemade hammocks.

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