A Typical Kronlein Shot? A Rare Case of Submental-Facio-Cranial Bullet Trajectory with Brain Exenteration
Luv Sharma* and Tarun Dagar
Department of Forensic Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Luv Sharma, Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine
Pt. B.D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
University of Health Sciences
Rohtak, Haryana, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 22, 2015; Accepted Date: June 27, 2015; Published Date: July 02, 2015
Citation: Sharma L (2015)A Typical Kronlein Shot? A Rare Case of Submental-Facio-Cranial Bullet Trajectory with Brain Exenteration. JForensic Res S3:002. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000S3-002
Copyright: © 2015 Sharma L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The "Krönlein" shot (evisceration of the brain) is a very rare injury of the skull caused by a high-velocity bullet. This type of low-range shot wound involves is a broad opening of the skull with laceration of the dura mater. In the past, several cases of this particular injury have been reported and all led to immediate death. R U Kronlein first described this phenomenon in 1889. Since then, this unique firearm wound and its mechanics have been discussed from time to time. The authors present an atypical presentation of Kronlein shot, wherein the entry wound was situated on the submandibular triangle instead of the typical head region. The bullet track was through the floor of mouth, further on to enter the cranial cavity to cause a blowout fracture defect with the brain being eviscerated out of the skull.