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Anatomy curriculum

The anatomy curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of articles that represent the core anatomy knowledge. General anatomy Neuroanatomy Head and neck anatomy Thoracic anatomy Abdominal and pelvic anatomy Spinal anatomy Lower limb anatomy Upper limb anato...

Buckle rib fracture

Buckle rib fractures are typical of an anterior compressive force to the chest, most commonly external cardiac massage, but can be seen following any such traumatic injury. Pathology Buckle rib fractures occur in all ages, even very elderly patients. Thus ribs are not the same as most adult lo...

Cranial gun shot injuries

Cranial gun shot injuries are a form of penetrating traumatic brain injuries, which are much less common than blunt traumatic brain injuries.  Radiographic features Please see the main article "imaging of gun shot injuries" for a general description of imaging features.  CT The entry and exi...

Foreign bodies

In medicine, foreign bodies are any object that originates outside of the human body. More often than not, foreign bodies will occur involuntarily as a result of an accident such as motor vehicle collisions, stepping on broken glass, gunshot wounds, or explosions. On occasions, foreign bodies ca...

Fracture-a-la-signature (skull fracture)

Fracture-a-la-signature (or signature fracture) is another term used to described a depressed skull fracture.  Fracture-a-la-signature derives its name from forensic medicine because the size and shape of a depressed skull fracture may give information on the type of weapon used. It can be a si...

Imaging of gunshot injuries

Gunshot injuries often require imaging assessment, and this evaluation has both clinical relevance (assessment of organ damage, surgical planning and prognostication), and often also forensic implications. Pathology Mechanism Some understanding of the factors that influence wounding capacity ...

Post-mortem and forensic curriculum

The post-mortem and forensic curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of topics that represent core knowledge pertaining to forensic and post-mortem radiology.  Definitions Post-mortem radiology: the radiographic examination of the body after death.  Forensic r...

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