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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Title: A Wormian Bone, Mimicking An Entry Gunshot Wound Of The Skull, In An Anthropological Specimen
Author: Machado
MPS; Simoes
MP; Gamba
TD; Flores
IL; Neto
FH; Durao
CH; Daruge
E; Cunha
Abstract: Wormian bones (WB) are irregular small cranial ossicles found along suture lines and fontanels. In Brazil, gunshot wounds to the skull are quite common in young individuals. Nevertheless, as far as we know, this is the first report of a WB giving an erroneous aspect of gunshot entrance due to its displacement position. The present manuscript describes the case of a Brazilian young man who died due to ballistic trauma, where a gaping bony defect on the right side of the skull was thought to be the exit wound of an injury related to the destruction found on the left side, highly suggestive of firearm injury. Thus, this case study has brought to light similarities between a traumatic lesion and an orifice of a WB, with emphasis on differential diagnosis during routine anthropological examinations.
Subject: Forensic Science
Forensic Anthropology
Wormian Bones
Skull Fractures
Wounds And Injuries
Citation: Journal Of Forensic Sciences. WILEY-BLACKWELL, n. 61, n. 3, p. 855 - 857.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13043
Date Issue: 2016
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