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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Escoffery, Carlos T.; Shirley, Suzanne E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Article Title
Fatal head trauma from tree related injuries
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Journal Title
Medicine Science and Law
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
41
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
298-300
Language
eng
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ISSN
0025-8024
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Abstract
Two cases of death following tree related injuries are presented. Two females, an elderly woman and a child, suffered severe head trauma from falling objects from trees, a falling coconut and a falling branch respectively. Although this mode of injury has been previously documented, there have been no prior reports of in-hospital deaths in such patients. This uncommon cause of death is reviewed and recommendations made concerning its prevention.....
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