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|Title: ||Management of Suicidal Cut Throat Injuries in a Developing Nation: Three Case Reports|
|Authors: ||Adoga, Adeyi A.|
Ma’an, Nuhu D.
Embu, Henry Y.
Obindo, Taiwo J.
|Issue Date: ||Jan-2010|
|Publisher: ||BioMed Central|
|Abstract: ||Introduction: Suicidal cut throat injuries are either unreported or fortunately rare in our country. The management
of these injuries requires a multi-disciplinary approach.
Case presentations: This paper presents our experiences with managing three unemployed adult Nigerian males -
two of Hausa ethnicity and one from the Tiv ethnic group presenting with cut throat injuries following suicidal
Conclusion: The purpose of these reports is to emphasize that suicidal cut throat injuries do occur in our
environment and there is a need for the collaboration of the otorhinolaryngologist, anesthesiologist and
psychiatrist in the effective management of these patients. We recommend the socioeconomic improvement of
individuals as a way of reducing the incidence of these injuries as unemployment was cited as a motivating factor
for suicide in our patients. Ways must also be found to identify the many people in society without mental
disorders who are at risk of suicidal behaviors.|
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery|
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