How not to bite the bullet: A novel technique for intra operative handling of bullets.


:Ballistic trauma caused by bullets can be fatal or cause serious injury. Despite the abundance in literature in management of bullet injuries, there is paucity in describing how the operating surgeon should handle the bullet intra operatively. Bullets are important pieces of evidence and evidence preservation becomes the responsibility of the surgeon. We suggest a novel technique in handling bullets intraoperatively which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been published before. We also suggest general recommendations in handling bullets intraoperatively.


J Forensic Leg Med


Sepehripour S,Coulthard V,Filobbos G




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    abstract::Two cases of lethal gas embolism occurring in a hospital setting are presented. These did not differ with regards to the medical cause of death (MCOD), but did so with regard to the medico-legal cause of death (MLCOD). In the first case, the immediate recognition of a suspicious death and subsequent conservation of th...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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