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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2009;33(2):133-135.
Published online November 30, 2009.
Forensic Review of Bullet Embolism.
Seok Hoon Jeon, Joong Seok Seo
Division of Forensic Medicine, National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul, Korea. sjsme@nisi.go.kr
Abstract
One unusual case of bullet embolism is reported. The deceased is a 65-year-old man with a non-penetrating gunshot wound to the right lateral portion of chest. The autopsy was performed and showed fatal gunshot wounds were observed in liver, pericardium and heart, but no bullet was found in the chest. A postmortem radiologic examination showed a bullet in the left femoral area. A careful dissection of the left femoral area was performed and the bullet was found in the left femoral artery. A discussion of forensic significance of bullet embolism is presented.
Key Words: bullet embolism, forensic significance


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