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Choking on toilet paper: an unusual case of suicide and a review of the literature on suicide by smothering, strangulation, and choking



Choking on toilet paper: an unusual case of suicide and a review of the literature on suicide by smothering, strangulation, and choking



American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 27(2): 173-174



While reports of suicide by smothering and strangulation are common. suicide by choking is far more rare. In addition to the act being difficult to cam, out, suspected cases are not easily distinguished from accidental or homicidal deaths. Here, we present a case of suicide by choking on toilet paper in a patient with a long history of schizophrenia.

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DOI: 10.1097/01.paf.0000203269.97907.a7


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