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Diagnostic value of "superficial" stab wounds in forensic practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15763688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although detailed descriptions of important characteristics of stab wounds can be found in textbooks of forensic medical pathology, this case focuses attention on a relatively exceptional type of such wounds: the "superficial" stab wound. The "superficial" stab wound may be useful for considering and identifying the stabbing weapon which created the wounds; it is suggested a superficial stab wound has a shallow wound cavity which runs almost parallel to the surface of the body, thus showing that the incised angle of the stabbing weapon is acute to the body surface and that additionally its wound cavity shape may reflect the original profile of the weapon.
T Ohshima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2004-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical forensic medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1353-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Forensic Med     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-14     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434927     Medline TA:  J Clin Forensic Med     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Forensic and Social Environmental Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Forensic Pathology*
Middle Aged
Wounds, Stab / pathology*

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