Keyhole Lesions in Gunshot Wounds of the Skull and Direction of Fire

    Volume 27, Issue 3 (July 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1982

    Page Count: 12


    Dixon, DS
    Deputy medical examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, District of Columbia, Washington, DC

    (Received 9 December 1981; accepted 29 December 1981)

    Abstract

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS12168J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12168J

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    Title Keyhole Lesions in Gunshot Wounds of the Skull and Direction of Fire
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    Committee E30