Unusual attempted suicide or covered attempted homicide? A neck stabbing case report and review of literature

Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Daniela Sapienza, Filippo Benedetto, Cristina Mondello, Luigi Cardia, Francesco La Corte, Ignazio Salamone, Filippo Benedetto, Chiara Stassi, Gennaro Baldino

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A medico-legal consult is frequently required in a clinical context in order to assess the eventual compatibility of specific wounds with a self- or hetero-infliction. Accordingly, the case of a 52-year-old man with a single, penetrating stab wound of the neck, reported as self-inflicted, is here presented. The forensic aspects, taken into account in order to determine the self- or hetero-infliction nature of the wound, are further discussed and compared to cases described in the literature.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine5
RivistaInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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