Suicidal hanging usually leads to death within a few minutes. The patient, if rescued, may develop respiratory distress, pulmonary oedema, convulsions, raised intra cranial pressure and unconsciousness immediately after the incident. We report a case of suicidal hanging in a young female, brought to hospital in a conscious state with restlessness and anxiety. She developed pulmonary oedema after twelve hours, and was resuscitated successfully.
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Ahmad, S., Kamal, S. and Jamal, K., 2017. Delayed pulmonary oedema following suicidal hanging. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 25(1), pp.41–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i1.8171