Hesitation wound | definition of hesitation wound by Medical dictionary
One of multiple, usually superficial and parallel incisions that are self-inflicted in places where major vessels are near the skin surface, in an attempted suicide.
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hesitation wound Forensic medicine One of multiple, usually superficial, incisions that are self-inflicted in an attempted suicide
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Five superficial dermal incisions over the left lateral aspect of the neck showed multiple hesitation wounds
There were six cases of suicide, with hesitation wounds
reported in 3 of these (50%).
The coroner's report found that no hesitation wounds
were found on Smith, a trait typical of suicide by self inflicted stab wounds.
Steven Insley, public defender, said that she inflicted these "hesitation wounds
" on herself before working up the courage to deliver the fatal cut.
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