Two entrances, one exit an atypical shotgun injury

Fabio De Giorgio, Juha Kaleva Rainio

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Abstract

Firearm-related injuries are a major problem worldwide and one of the central issues in forensic pathology. An atypical appearance of a gunshot wound can create surgical or medico-legal diagnostic problems. We report a case of a homicidal shotgun fatality with an unusual trajectory of pellets in the body. Two large pellets perforated the anterior chest wall near to each other but made their exit through a common wound in the back. Our report describes the results of the medico-legal investigation and discusses problems related to examination of firearm wounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • shot gun injury

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