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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

On-line version ISSN 1989-2055Print version ISSN 0376-7892

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TARRAGONA-FERNANDEZ, R.; FERREIRO-GONZALEZ, I.  and  GABILONDO-ZUBIZARRETA, F.J.. High-voltage electrical injury in head and extremities in a 15 years old patient. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2015, vol.41, n.3, pp.321-328. ISSN 1989-2055.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0376-78922015000300013.

High-voltage electric injuries are rare in our area but highly mutilating, and constitute per se inclusion criteria in a Great Burn Unit. We present the clinical case of a15 years-old girl suffering from high-voltage electrical burns. After initial resuscitation and stabilization, the patient required 5 surgical interventions, including a partial scapulo-humeral amputation and a bipedicled fronto-occipital flap. Later, we performed a cranioplasty with a polieteretercetone synthetic preformed plate. We review some aspects about high voltage electrical injuries management and reconstruction of scalp defects, the use of negative pressure therapy and new alloplastic materials in this type of injuries.

Keywords : Electric burns; Electric injuries; Amputation; Skull injury.

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