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Lung Injury Similar to Blast Lung in a Case of Shotgun Wound of the Head.
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PMID:  22835971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: Primary blast lung injury after explosions has been well described in the literature. A case of injury to the lung, after a shotgun wound to the head, similar to primary blast lung, is presented. Histological appearances of the lung revealed alveolar over distension, rupture and intra-alveolar hemorrhage. Primary blast lung injury is considered the reserve of high-order explosives; however, this case reveals similar injuries from a shotgun (low-order explosive), which has not been reported before to the best of our knowledge.
Virginia L Fitzpatrick-Swallow; Beat P Kneubuehl; Robert C Schroter; Alastair J Bentley
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-25
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Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-404X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Department of Histopathology, St Thomas' Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; †Centre of Forensic Physics and Ballistics, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; ‡Department of Bioengineering, Royal School of Mines Building, Imperial College London, London; and §State Pathologist's Department of Northern Ireland, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Belfast, United Kingdom.
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