Volume 32, Issue 5 (September 1987)

    Cranial Fracture Patterns and Estimate of Direction from Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds

    (Received 28 November 1986; accepted 2 February 1987)

    Published Online: September

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Cranial trauma produced by low velocity gunshot wounds is investigated in an autopsy series. In skeletonized remains with postmortem damage, or after surgical debridement, the primary internal or external beveling may become obscured, causing difficulty with the identification of entrance and exit wounds. The morphology of associated secondary and tertiary fractures based upon the mechanics of their production is discussed as a means of establishing bullet entrance and exit sites.


    Author Information:

    Lahren, CH
    Assistant professor of pathology, assistant professor of pathology, and forensic anthropologist, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Berryman, HE
    Assistant professor of pathology, assistant professor of pathology, and forensic anthropologist, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Smith, O'BC
    Assistant professor of pathology, assistant professor of pathology, and forensic anthropologist, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN


    Stock #: JFS11188J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11188J

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    Title Cranial Fracture Patterns and Estimate of Direction from Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds
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    Committee E30