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Cranial Arteriovenous Malformation: Suicide by Exsanguination
Associate clinical professor,
School of Medicine, University of California,
Institute of Forensic Sciences,
(Received 13 February 1987; accepted 4 May 1987)
Arteriovenous malformations of the scalp are potential sources of serious bleeding because of their location, inherent weakness, and high flow rates. A 40-year-old man used his vascular lesion as a means of suicide. Selected aspects of the historical background, diagnosis, and treatment of these vascular disorders are described.
pathology and biology, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), suicide, scalp, exsanguination
Paper ID: JFS12464J
Title Cranial Arteriovenous Malformation: Suicide by Exsanguination
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