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Unformatted text preview: o Measure entrance wounds to get an accurate measurement-Exit wound o Externally beveled o Large and irregular in shape Penetrating vs perforating-Penetrating wounds-o Entrance but no exit o Projectile recovered-Perforating wound-o Both entrance and exit o Projectile not recovered Directionality- which way did the bullet come from-Difficult to deduce in clinical setting without experience-Bullets dont always take a linear trajectory Keyhole defects- has evidence of both exit or entrance wounds-Due to severe angulations of trajectory Lead wipe or lead snowstorm- product of bullet and jacket around the bullet Shotgun wounds--Distance between gun and victim can somewhat be measured o Petal vs scattered appearance o Close-range is petaled or scalloped on edges o Further you will get stippling patterns/ spread out Reconstruction is important with burns to see how many times the person was shot...
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