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Cranial burst from a contact gunshot wound to the forehead. No further info. In the head, neck, and limbs, shotgun exit wounds can be ragged and very large, with extensive tissue damage. In a suicide where the gun has been placed in the mouth, there will be significant disruption of the head, and brain may be expelled, the so-called “burst head” effect.

Fig.1 Cranial burst from a contact gunshot wound to the forehead

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