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Multifactorial analysis of firearm wounds to the head with attention to anatomic location.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10414647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Firearm wounds to the head are often fatal and are routinely encountered in the practice of forensic pathology in the United States. Often, the anatomic site of the entrance wound is used to support or refute the manner of death indicated by the scene investigation and/or circumstances of the case. The present retrospective study of 120 fatalities resulting from 140 firearm wounds to the head correlates the anatomic region of the entrance wound and range of fire with the manner of death. Other demographic data analyzed include age, race, and gender of the decedents, as well as evidence of drug and/or ethanol use. It is hoped that this study will provide concrete data to support the largely anecdotal associations between the specific site of entry of firearm injuries to the head and the manner of death.
Authors:
S J Cina; M E Ward; M A Hopkins; C A Nichols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-03     Completed Date:  1999-09-03     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236, USA. cinasj@pol.net
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Craniocerebral Trauma / pathology*
Female
Firearms
Homicide
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Suicide
Wounds, Gunshot / pathology*

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