Year: 1998 Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine, v.111, no.2, (1998), p.88-90 SIEC No: 19980635

The case of a 38-year-old man who attempted suicide by shooting himself with a crossbow is reported. After surgery, the patient had an uneventful post-operative course. A literature review found that almost all suicidal & accidental crossbow injuries occur among males. The authors suggest that access to sports weapons in Germany should be more restricted. (17 refs.)