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Rubio, P.A., Reul, G.L., Beall, A.C., Jordan, G.L. and Debakey, M.E. (1974) Acute Carotid Artery Injury: 25 Years’ Experience. The Journal of Trauma, 14, 967-973.
https://doi.org/10.1097/00005373-197411000-00010

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  • TITLE: Assessment of Total Incapacity for Work or Incapacity in the Criminal Sense in Case of Penetrating Wounds of the Neck

    AUTHORS: El Hadji Oumar Ndoye, Bobo Diallo, Sidy Ahmed Dia, Mouhamed Manibiliot Soumah, Mame Coumba Fall, Mor Ndiaye

    KEYWORDS: Penetrating Neck Wounds, Assessment of Total Incapacity for Work, Criminal Incapacity, Forensic Medicine

    JOURNAL NAME: Forensic Medicine and Anatomy Research, Vol.6 No.1, January 18, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Penetrating wounds of the neck are often life-threatening. The victims are exposed to vascular and laryngotracheal lesions. The purpose of this work is to report the various aspects of the management of penetrating wounds in our context and to make the medico-legal assessment of incapacity in the criminal sense or total incapacity for work. This is a retrospective study (2002-2014) on thirty-nine (39) cases of penetrating neck wounds, received at the ENT departments of the Aristide Le Dantec and Fann University Hospital Centers. Patients were predominantly male, representing 94% of cases with an average age of 27 years. Seventy (70%) of the accidents occurred in the region of Dakar. In 42% of cases, the circumstance of occurrence was a fight or an assault. The weapon used in most cases by the aggressor was a cutter or a knife. The average waiting time was 37 hours with extremes of 02 and 216 hours. Surgically, all patients had been examined under general anesthesia. In terms of lesions, 37 cases had profound cervical muscle injuries, i.e. 94%. There were 17 vascular lesions (43%). The medico-legal distribution of patients showed that among them, 10% had a total incapacity to work exceeding 21 days. The determination of total incapacity for work is an important medical procedure that requires capability and experience. The doctor must not fall into the trap of the confusion between the TIW on the criminal level and the TIW on the civil level. He must limit medically and should not make judgments.