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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

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SANCHEZ, F. et al. Death caused by a projectile gun with a natural entrance hole. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.3, pp.171-174. ISSN 1988-611X.

A firearm projectile can penetrate through any place of the body, causing injuries whose morphology can be different depending on several factors. However, sometimes the shotgun entrance hole coincides with a body orifice, so the entrance wound could not exist. The authors present a case of a death caused by a single firearm projectile which penetrated through one of the nostrils. The bullet was lodged inside of the body without an exit wound. In those circumstances the radiological techniques are indispensable before to perform the autopsy.

Keywords : Firearms; Shotgun holes; Body orifice.

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