An extraordinary case of an intracranial foreign body after a gunshot to the head.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_C338320F005F
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
An extraordinary case of an intracranial foreign body after a gunshot to the head.
Journal
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Author(s)
Egger C., Schrag B., Brunel C., Lobrinus J.A., Mangin P., Fracasso T.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Volume
129
Number
1
Pages
149-152
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article, pdf : case report
Abstract
Intermediate targets (IT) can modify the morphology of an entrance wound, the trajectory of the bullet, and contaminate the path with fragments or material from the target. The penetration into the body of big fragments or even of an entire IT is exceptional and only rarely reported in the literature. The interpretation of a gunshot wound after contact of the bullet with IT can sometimes be very tricky as the classical morphology can be missing. The presented case is a rare example of atypical entrance wound and path due to a surprising intermediate target of a gunshot fired against the head.
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Web of science
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14/04/2014 8:58
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20/08/2019 16:38
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