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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

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SORIANO MALDONADO, M.  and  MARTINEZ-GARCIA, P.. Suicide by firearm. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2005, n.39, pp.63-67. ISSN 1988-611X.

The mechanism chosen for suicide depends upon various personal and social factors. In this paper, we present an image of the more mediatic type suicide, although not the most frequent in our means. The variability in the entrance and exit orifices by firearm depends on the distance, type of weapon and anatomical region; for that reason they can present/display a wide morphology. Although several images of suicide by another type of arms have been published already, today we contributed with a case of typical suicide by handgun, paying special attention to the injuries affecting the skull.

Keywords : Firearms; entrance Hole; exit Hole; Suicide.

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