Atypical wound of entry and unusual presentation in a fatal stab injury

Anand Menon, Tanuj Kanchan, F. N P Monteiro, Nageshkumar G. Rao

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Stab wounds encountered in medico-legal autopsies are usually caused by sharp pointed weapons. Peculiarities of the wound of entry in stab wounds, for example due to the hilt of the weapon, movement of the weapon and sometimes by the hand of the assailant holding the weapon are often described in literature. We report an unusual presentation in a fatal stab injury wherein a single atypical external wound was associated with multiple internal injuries to the organs. The exact cause of such peculiarities can never be accurately determined, rather that can be speculated upon at the time of the autopsy and recorded for the purpose of academic interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-526
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law


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