Published Online: 1 July 1982
Page Count: 12
Keyhole Lesions in Gunshot Wounds of the Skull and Direction of Fire
Deputy medical examiner,
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,
(Received 9 December 1981; accepted 29 December 1981)
Five cases of gunshot wounds with keyhole lesions of the skull are presented. The corresponding skin wounds are described, and elements of wound configuration are evaluated to determine the direction of fire. A proposed mechanism for the formation of such injuries is outlined.
pathology and biology, wound ballistics, ballistics, direction of fire
Paper ID: JFS12168J
Title Keyhole Lesions in Gunshot Wounds of the Skull and Direction of Fire
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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