Variety of guns including handguns, semiautomatic weapons, rifles and shotguns.
Bullet transmits kinetic energy to tissue
Damage related to bullet type, distance from target, and materials that the bullet traversed before striking the organ.,
Epidemic proportions in U.S. with >30,000 deaths/year in the 90's
Among top 10 causes of death in the U.S.
Particular problem in children (accidental) and young adults (homicide)
|General Gross Description|
Irregular perforations of the bowel accompanied by acute hemorrhage.
|General Microscopic Description|
Tissue disruption with hemorrhage.
Cotran RS, Kumar V, Robbins SL: Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease. 5th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1994, pp. 398-9.
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|Synopsis by: Melinda Sanders M.D. (T64000E94710)