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    Volume 49, Issue 1 (January 2004)

    Bite Mark or Bottle Top?

    (Received 10 March 2003; accepted 14 August 2003)

    Published Online: 2003


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    An alleged assault was reported by a 42-year-old female, with initial medical examination revealing an apparent bite mark on the right buttock. Odontological examination, including visual assessment, full history and photographs showed that the injury did not meet the class characteristics of a human bite. Subsequent digital overlay production showed that the injury pattern was consistent with a corrugated bottle top. This case highlights the need for careful assessment of injuries alleged to be caused by human teeth.

    Author Information:

    Cirillo, GN
    University of Adelaide,

    James, H
    University of Adelaide,

    Stock #: JFS2003154


    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003154

    Title Bite Mark or Bottle Top?
    Symposium ,
    Committee E30