Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Subcutaneous injection of insecticide for attempted suicide: a report of two cases

AOTT 2004; 38: 295-297
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Abstract

We present two patients (30-year-old female, and 20-year-old male) who attempted suicide by injecting commercially available insecticides into the forearm. No systemic signs of intoxication were observed during the acute and subacute periods. Since both patients had severe swelling, pain, and tension in the affected limb, suggesting acute atraumatic compartment syndrome, immediate fasciotomy and surgical debridement were performed. At surgery, extensive subcutaneous necrosis was observed. During long-term follow-ups, no motor and sensory deficits or contractures were seen.

Özet

Önkola böcek ilacı enjeksiyonuyla intihar teşebbüsünde bulunan iki hasta (30 yaşında kadın, 20 yaşında erkek) sunuldu. İki olguda da akut ve subakut dönemlerde sistemik toksikasyon bulgularına rastlanmadı. Kolda akut atravmatik kompartman sendromunu düşündüren ciddi şişlik, ağrı ve gerginlik olduğundan acil olarak fasyotomi ve cerrahi debridman uygulandı. Ameliyatta ciltaltı dokularda geniş nekroz gözlendi. Olguların uzun süreli izlemlerinde herhangi bir motor ve duysal sekele veya kontraktür gelişimine rastlanmadı.

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