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Table 1 Important findings in the case reports

From: Accidental and occupational ligature strangulation in northern Tunisia: four-case study

Case Age Sex Occupation Strangulation link External examination Autopsy findings
1 21 M Farmer Towel Posterior and left lateral cervical groove Subcutaneous emphysema
Haemorrhagic infiltration of the neck muscles
Rupture of the oesophagus and trachea
2 30 F Farmer Scarf Posterior and horizontal cervical groove Haemorrhagic infiltration of the neck muscles
Partial rupture of the trachea
3 32 M Farmer Towel Posterior cervical groove Haemorrhagic infiltration of the muscles of the neck
Tracheal rupture
4 41 M Farmer Scarf Posterior and left lateral cervical groove
Fuzzy boundaries
Disjunction fracture C5–C6
Contusion of the spinal cord next