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Late complications of high-voltage electrical injury might involve multiple systems and be related to current path
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
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2016 (English)In: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, ISSN 1121-1539, E-ISSN 1592-9558, Vol. 29, no 3, 192-194 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Delayed complications of electrical burns are mostly unexpected, and the link between the injury and the symptoms oftengoes unrecognized. A possible relation between source-ground sites and late clinical manifestations was recently emphasized. We report aunique case of combined intestinal-spinal delayed complications following a high-voltage electrical injury, a possible explanation being agreater current flow through the right hemisoma. The potential for late complications is an additional feature that physicians must considerin managing electrical injuries. Manifestations are variable and presentation is confounding, but current flow path can constitute a precioussource of information to predict complications in the late phase of management.

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2016. Vol. 29, no 3, 192-194 p.
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electrical burn, current path, spinal cord injury, visceral injury
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308976PubMedID: 28149248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308976DiVA: diva2:1051198
Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2017-08-16Bibliographically approved

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