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Non-traumatic subdural hematoma secondary to septic brain embolism: A rare cause of unexpected death in a drug addict suffering from undiagnosed bacterial endocarditis.
Acute subdural hematomas are mostly due to blunt traumatization of the head. In rare instances, subdural bleeding occurs without evidence of a previous trauma following spontaneous hemorrhage, e.g.Expand
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Skin blister formation together with patterned intradermal hematoma: a special type of tire mark injury in victims run over by a wheel.
A traffic accident victim run over by a vehicle may show a patterned skin hematoma reflecting the grooves of the tire's profile. Apart from this well-known type of imprint mark, the affected skin canExpand
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A special type of scald caused by prolonged exposure to slowly heated water.
When skin is subjected to water temperatures gradually rising from moderate to critical ranges for a prolonged period of time, the resulting scalds will initially present as reddening, followed byExpand
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Suicide with two makes of captive-bolt guns (livestock stunners) fired simultaneously to the forehead
In humans, most fatalities from slaughterer’s guns are suicides committed by persons familiar with stunning devices. The great majority of cases accounts for shots to the head, especially the frontalExpand
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Homicidal strangulation and subsequent hanging of the victim to simulate suicide: Delayed elucidation based on reassessment of the autopsy findings.
In many countries, hanging is the most common suicide method. When a person is found hanged however, one always has to consider that the alleged suicide scene possibly covers up a homicide. In suchExpand
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Pattern injuries from blows with the muzzle end of a handgun.
Pistols, revolvers and blank guns are not only used to discharge cartridges, but also for hits to the victim. In such cases, the blows preferably affect the head and/or the interposed handsExpand
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Muzzle imprint mark: a patterned injury which may be constituted of intradermal blood extravasations.
The muzzle imprint mark in contact shots is usually regarded as a patterned pressure abrasion depicting the barrel end as well as adjacent constructional components of the weapon. Due to parchingExpand
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The influence of the bullet shape on the width of abrasion collars and the size of gunshot entrance holes
To investigate if there is any correlation between the bullet design and the respective dimensions of the abrasion collar and the skin defect in gunshot entrance wounds, experimental studies wereExpand
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Pseudo-tying injuries in a hanged person.
A 50-year-old man was found hanged on the concrete dam of a water reservoir. The ligature, a braided rope made of synthetic fibres, was attached to a lamp on the dam crest. The length of the ropeExpand
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Wound morphology in contact shots from blank cartridge handguns: a study on composite models
It is a well-known fact that blank cartridge guns can cause penetrating and even fatal injuries when discharged in contact or at very close ranges. In these cases, the gas jet perforates the skinExpand
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