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Nail injury to the brain obfuscated by a fall from height - homicide or suicide? A case report.
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PMID:  24561389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Penetrating head injuries caused by unconventional objects such as a nail generate speculation and doubt regarding the manner of infliction. We report a case of a 24-year-old woman alleged to have committed suicide by a fall from height. Autopsy revealed an unprecedented penetrating intracranial injury caused by a nail over the right temporal region, confounding the manner of death. The underlying intersecting pattern of fractures determined the chronological sequence of events. In this paper, we discuss the manner, incidence and pathology of nail injuries to the brain.
Anil Aggrawal; Monisha Pradhan; M Sreenivas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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