Associate clinical professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Forensic pathologist, Institute of Forensic Sciences, Oakland, CA
(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.
Paper ID: JFS12464J