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The neuropsychological sequelae of attempted hanging.
  1. A A Medalia,
  2. A E Merriam,
  3. J H Ehrenreich
  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, New York 10461.


    Only one report on the neuropsychological sequelae of attempted hanging exists in the English language. Two cases of attempted hanging with subsequent isolated memory deficits are reported. Possible mechanisms for induction of this amnesia are discussed. In these two cases it is most likely that circulatory disturbance produced by the ligatures caused ischaemic hippocampal damage, which in turn led to amnesia.

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