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Injuring potential of drinking glasses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18524515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
At a party of a sports club, an argument started between two groups of young men, in the course of which one of the persons involved threw a beer glass hitting a young man of the other group, who collapsed with a profusely bleeding wound. Although resuscitation measures were initiated immediately, the victim died at the scene due to exsanguination from the completely severed left external carotid artery in combination with the aspiration of blood. Tests with drinking glasses thrown at a skull-neck model suggested that an undamaged beer glass thrown at the head of the victim could not cause the fatal injuries on the neck because of its splintering behaviour. In fact, it seemed that the beer glass had been damaged prior to throwing it and that its sharp edges perforated the skin on hitting the neck.
Vera Sterzik; Beat P Kneubuehl; Dirk Ropohl; Michael Bohnert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  179     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-29     Completed Date:  2008-10-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e19-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Legal Medicine, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg Albertstrasse 9, 79104 Freiburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Injuries / etiology,  pathology*
Carotid Artery, External
Epiglottis / injuries,  pathology
Forensic Pathology
Models, Biological*
Neck Muscles / injuries,  pathology
Pharynx / injuries,  pathology
Wounds, Stab / etiology,  pathology*

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