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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-44

Coverage of exposed vessels following electrical burns


1 Senior Resident
2 Consultant and Head of the Department
3 Senior Specialist
4 Senior Resident Deptt. of Burns Plastic & Maxi110 facial Surgery Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India

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S P Bajaj
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The various problems seen in the cases of electric burns are skin loss, muscle necrosis, and nerve damage, thrombosis of vessels, exposure of neurovascular bundles and gangrene of extremities. Of these one of the most fatal is the exposed vessels which can present as a blowout leading to life-threatening hemorrhage, virtually uncontrollable. As the prevention is better than cure, it is wise to provide a proper cover to any exposed vessel frequently by a muscle. It is seen that a vascularized muscle cover improves the vascularity of the vessel walls, controls the infection and hence prevents the vessel walls from sloughing out.


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