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Fatal penetrating head injury by bamboo fragments.
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PMID:  23067800     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Penetrating head injury by foreign body is relatively uncommon and has been scattered reported in the literature. In this case, a transorbital impalement wound inflicted by bamboo objects was discussed. A 61-year-old alcoholized man died from a transorbital intracranial wound due to penetration of the left orbit after falling from a slope beside the road. Although the facial impalement injury was small and unobtrusive, the penetrating trauma itself could induce lethal consequences, special attention should be paid to such kind of cases. The autopsy and pathological examination revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage, brain contusion and intraparenchymal hematoma. Some pieces of bamboo were also detected in the left anterior cranial fossa. Based on all of the evidence and information, we can draw a conclusion that the bamboo was the instrument causing the injuries and the case was considered as accident.
Saihu Huo; Fanlai Cui; Youkichi Ohno
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Forensic Science, Zhejiang Police College, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310053, China. Electronic address:
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