A Review of 300 Attempted Strangulation Cases Part II: Clinical Evaluation of the Surviving Victim
Medical literature describing victims who survive strangulation is scant. The majority of articles on strangulation are found in the forensic literature, describing the post-mortem findings on autopsy. This article presents a suggested protocol for the evaluation and treatment of the surviving victim of strangulation, based upon a review of the available literature. It also corroborates the findings of Strack et al., in the study by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, described in Part I of this series.