The neck region is often the preferred target for wounding by cutting and stub weapons (cutting one's own throat, or cutting the throat and decapitation of another person), given the presence of vital anatomical structures that are potentially sensitive and easily accessible. The authors present the case of a 24 year old subject who arrived already dead at a hospital in the Milan hinterland. A short while previously, in the course of a fight, he had been struck a single blow by a cutting and stub wound weapon in the left latero-cervical region. The distinctiveness of the case lies in the fact that the left carotid vascular axis, an anatomical structure that can account for decease from acute meta-haemorrhagic anaemia, was practically the only one involved.

Report of a case of homicide by transparietal discontinuation of the left common carotid in the course of lesions by stub and cutting injuries / A. Lazzaro, M.B. Casali, G. Colombo, G. Gentile. - In: ZACCHIA. - ISSN 0044-1570. - 22:77 suppl(2004), pp. 143-148.

Report of a case of homicide by transparietal discontinuation of the left common carotid in the course of lesions by stub and cutting injuries

M.B. Casali;G. Gentile
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2004

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The neck region is often the preferred target for wounding by cutting and stub weapons (cutting one's own throat, or cutting the throat and decapitation of another person), given the presence of vital anatomical structures that are potentially sensitive and easily accessible. The authors present the case of a 24 year old subject who arrived already dead at a hospital in the Milan hinterland. A short while previously, in the course of a fight, he had been struck a single blow by a cutting and stub wound weapon in the left latero-cervical region. The distinctiveness of the case lies in the fact that the left carotid vascular axis, an anatomical structure that can account for decease from acute meta-haemorrhagic anaemia, was practically the only one involved.
Wounding by cutting ; latero-cervical regions ; injury ; acute meta-haemorrhagic anaemia
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