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Spain. Maxillary fractures caused by shotgun blast suicide with entrance via the oral cavity. 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 Maxillary fractures caused by shotgun blast.

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