Abstract Title:

Lethal head injury due to tear-gas cartridge gunshots.

Abstract Source:

Forensic Sci Int. 2003 Oct 14 ;137(1):45-51. PMID: 14550613

Abstract Author(s):

Franck Clarot, Emmanuelle Vaz, Frédérique Papin, Bénédicte Clin, Catherine Vicomte, Bernard Proust

Article Affiliation:

Department of Forensic Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, 1 rue de Germont, Charles Nicolle, Rouen Cedex 76031, France. [email protected]


We report a fatal head injury caused by a tear-gas cartridge and point out the underestimated potential injury of this type of weapon. Gas pressure wounds and the death mechanisms are also described. A review of the literature and forensic considerations of head injury without projectile are presented.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Problem Substances : Tear Gas : CK(6) : AC(3)

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