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Title: Myocardial tissue embolism in lung due to gunshot wound to the chest
Authors: Vichan Peonim
Wisarn Worasuwannarak
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2020
Citation: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Vol.73, (2020)
Abstract: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine Myocardial tissue embolism due to gunshot wound is a very rare event, as only a few cases of myocardial tissue embolization, occurring after cardiac surgery or myocardial infarction, have been reported. According to this study's referenced report from forensic autopsy, one case of myocardial tissue emboli to the lung has been found, in an Asian male, 22 years old, who died from a gunshot to the chest by a handgun. From the examination, myocardial tissue embolism was considered important forensic evidence, showing that the gunshot occurred while the victim was still alive, and that he also survived for some period of time after being shot.
ISSN: 18787487
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2020

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