Keyhole exit in a gunshot wound

Nayak, Vinod C and Monteiro, Francis NP and Manjunath, S and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Pradeep, Kumar (2010) Keyhole exit in a gunshot wound. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, 2 (1). pp. 22-24.

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The distinction between entrance and exit wounds is the most important parameter that must be determined at autopsy of gunshot victims. This is easily made out when standard firearm and ammunition are used. However, it becomes difficult when a country-made gun is used, which produces an atypical gunshot wound. A keyhole lesion is one such example, which is usually seen at the site of entry wound. We present a case report of keyhole exit of the skull, reinforcing the fact that such a lesion should not be interpreted as an indicator of the entrance gunshot wound.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Injury; Keyhole; Gunshot; Ballistics; Bullet; Country-made gun.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 07:16
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2013 07:26

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