Forensic Medicine: Distant Gunshot Wound

Aug 06, 2019
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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





Melanie Allison

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology. She is an adjunct faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 13 years.

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