Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    Cranial Arteriovenous Malformation: Suicide by Exsanguination

    (Received 13 February 1987; accepted 4 May 1987)


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    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.

    Author Information:

    Gauger, GE
    Associate clinical professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Herrmann, PW
    Forensic pathologist, Institute of Forensic Sciences, Oakland, CA

    Stock #: JFS12464J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12464J

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    Title Cranial Arteriovenous Malformation: Suicide by Exsanguination
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30