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Eur Radiol. 2001;11(8):1351-4.

Deliberate, repeated self-administration of metallic mercury injection: case report and review of the literature.

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  • 1Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria, Servicio de Radiodiagnostico, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.


Self-administration of metallic mercury through the intravenous route is rare. This event has been reported in psychiatric patients and in suicide attempts. We report a case of successive intravenous self-injections of mercury demonstrated by plain film radiographs and CT scans of the thorax and abdomen.

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