Forensic Medicine: Distant Gunshot Wound

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Distant Gunshot Wound. An abrasion collar surrounds the wound defect and is created from the friction of a bullet passing through the skin. All entrance wounds will have an abrasion collar with the exception of entrance wounds to the palms and soles. The lack of soot, seared skin, or gunpowder tattooing confirms this is a “distant” range of fire. (Photo contributor: William S. Smock, MD.)

Read More About Forensic Medicine and Gunshot Wounds in Context:

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 4e: Chapter 19. Clinical Forensic Medicine

Read More About Forensic Medicine and Trauma:

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e: Chapter 264. Trauma to the Flank and Buttocks

Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments, 2e: Chapter 24. Surgery: Trauma

Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 11e: Chapter 7. Trauma





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