Firearm-related injuries are a major problem worldwide and one of the central issues in forensic pathology. An atypical appearance of a gunshot wound can create surgical or medico-legal diagnostic problems. We report a case of a homicidal shotgun fatality with an unusual trajectory of pellets in the body. Two large pellets perforated the anterior chest wall near to each other but made their exit through a common wound in the back. Our report describes the results of the medico-legal investigation and discusses problems related to examination of firearm wounds.

De Giorgio, F., Rainio, J. K., Two entrances, one exit an atypical shotgun injury, <<MEDICINE, SCIENCE AND THE LAW>>, 2007; (Ottobre): 353-356 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12614]

Two entrances, one exit an atypical shotgun injury

De Giorgio, Fabio;Rainio, Juha Kaleva
2007

Abstract

Firearm-related injuries are a major problem worldwide and one of the central issues in forensic pathology. An atypical appearance of a gunshot wound can create surgical or medico-legal diagnostic problems. We report a case of a homicidal shotgun fatality with an unusual trajectory of pellets in the body. Two large pellets perforated the anterior chest wall near to each other but made their exit through a common wound in the back. Our report describes the results of the medico-legal investigation and discusses problems related to examination of firearm wounds.
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De Giorgio, F., Rainio, J. K., Two entrances, one exit an atypical shotgun injury, <>, 2007; (Ottobre): 353-356 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12614]
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