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A transnasal intracranial stab wound by a plastic-covered umbrella tip.
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PMID:  21802230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 48-year-old man died from a transnasal intracranial stab wound caused by an umbrella. The track of the stab passed from the right nostril, through the sphenoid sinus, the left side of the sella turcica and anterior clinoid process, and finally reached the surface of the brain. The stab wound crossed the left internal carotid artery, causing an exsanguination and aspiration of blood into the airway, resulting in death. It is extremely rare that an umbrella tip used during a struggle would stab the nostril of the victim. Transnasal intracranial stab wounds can be overlooked and require sensitive handling.
Yoko Ihama; Takumi Nagai; Kenji Ninomiya; Maki Fukasawa; Chiaki Fuke; Tetsuji Miyazaki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-8-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Legal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Japan.
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