Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Gunshot Wounds Types

Types of gunshot wounds include:

  • Penetrating wounds
    • Which only have an entrance wound.
  • Perforating wounds
    • Which have both entrance and exit wounds.

Last Updated: Sep 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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