1 Department of Intensive Care, Room BA.49, University Medical Center Groningen, PO BOX 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, the Netherlands
2 Department of Intensive Care, Room C03.423, Academic Medical Center, PO BOX 22660, 100 DD Amsterdam, the Netherlands
3 Department of Intensive Care Medicine, B4-57, Leiden University Medical Center, PO BOX 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, the Netherlands
4 Trauma Unit, Academic Medical Center, Surgical Department, PO BOX 22660, 100 DD Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Critical Care 2012, 17:403 doi:10.1186/cc11878Published: 9 January 2013
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
A case of self-disembowelment is presented with an overview of self-disembowelment as a cultural entity.