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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 attempts. 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/325
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