Quality of Life
Head and neck sequelae of torture
Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009
Copyright © 2009 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 120, Issue 2, pages 414–419, February 2010
How to Cite
Crosby, S. S., Mohan, S., Di Loreto, C. and Spiegel, J. H. (2010), Head and neck sequelae of torture. The Laryngoscope, 120: 414–419. doi: 10.1002/lary.20731
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 AUG 2009
- Head and neck;
- methods of torture;
To increase awareness of torture among otolaryngologists, and to describe methods and complications of head and neck torture.
Five cases of survivors of torture were evaluated in an otolaryngology practice in an urban hospital setting.
The subjects presented with widely variable symptoms and physical manifestations related to the head and neck as a result of torture, in addition to psychiatric disease. Documentation of head and neck findings were essential to the asylum claim.
Otolaryngologists serving immigrant and refugee populations must be familiar with methods and manifestations of torture involving the head and neck. Laryngoscope, 2010