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Lethal head injury due to tear-gas cartridge gunshots.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Forensic Science International
0379-0738
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
137
Issue
1
Pages
45–51
Identifiers
PMID: 14550613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a fatal head injury caused by a tear-gas cartridge and point out the underestimated potential injury of this type of weapon. Gas pressure wounds and the death mechanisms are also described. A review of the literature and forensic considerations of head injury without projectile are presented.

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