entrance wound


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entrance wound

Forensic pathology The first lesion that a bullet or other projectile causes when entering the body. See Gunshot wound. Cf Exit wound.
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His physical examination yielded a small entrance wound from the bullet in his midaxillary line on the left hemithorax at the 4th intercostal space.
"We could see an entrance wound but not an exit wound, so she went to our doctors and he sent her to the walkin centre for an X-ray.
At first the entrance wound was cleaned of any incarcerated tissues and incarcerated vitreous was cut as near to the wound as possible.
Mr McAlinden added: "The character of the entrance wound indicated the bullet was not travelling nose on when it struck.
I could see an entrance wound at the rear of her neck around the seventh cervical vertebrae.
According to News24, Captain Chris Mangena revealed in the trial that there was bruises on the chest and back of Steenkamp although the projectile did not penetrate the chest, adding that the model also had a wound on the middle finger of her left hand and two wounds in the head, one the bullet entrance wound and the other the exit wound.
With the blades placed further back from the point of entry, they will fully deploy and anchor against the back of the ferrule to create an even more extreme entrance wound with greater penetration.
Two holes in the skull were consistent with an entrance wound and exit wound from a bullet, Mr.
Upon closer examination, the officers found only one entrance wound in the bear, and so questioned the man about a second bear.
Suspicion should be aroused when there is an entrance wound without an exit wound and clinical features of embolisation.
In movies, people hit by powerful lethal rounds fly backward from the impact, or grab the entrance wound for a spectacular stumbling departure.
For example, if a person is shot once with only 1 entrance wound and no exit wound, it is likely that a bullet remains in the body.