Year: 1990 Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.11, no.4, (December 1990), p.329-330 SIEC No: 19910463

An unusual case of self-strangulation with an elastic band is described. The victim was a young Hispanic male with a complicated psychiatric history, including suicide attempts. Mechanisms of strangulation and mechanical asphyxial death are discussed briefly. (5 refs.)