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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-100

Arterial rupture: A delayed sequela of burn injury

Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Praveen Kumar Arumugam
Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery, VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_13_20

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Burn injuries, especially electrical burns, can lead to significant soft-tissue damage. A delayed sequela of both electric burn and firecracker injury is arterial rupture. The initial phase is characterized by occlusion of small vessels. Large vessels are prone to aneurysm formation due to medial necrosis. This can result in unanticipated bleeding, which can lead to loss of the limb or even be life-threatening. We are presenting here two cases treated in our burns department for electrical burns and firecracker injury involving the lower limbs. Both these patients presented with delayed vascular complications, which were successfully managed and limbs salvaged. We are presenting these cases to emphasize that timely intervention leads to better outcomes.

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