Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Posthanging Cerebral Anoxia

  • F. Wattel
  • D. Mathieu
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Hanging leads to post-anoxic encephalopathy and cerebral death by gradual or acute, partial or complete failure of brain oxygen supply, in relation with a circulatory arrest at the cephalic level. Attempted suicide is the most common situation, but accidental hanging may also occur.


Cerebral Blood Flow Cardiac Arrest Hyperbaric Oxygen Circulatory Arrest Brachial Plexus Paralysis 
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