Industrial high-voltage electrical burn of the skull, a preventable injury

Heather R. Wright, David B. Drake, Andrew J.L. Gear, Julia C. Wheeler, Richard F. Edlich

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Deep burns of the scalp and skull are often caused by high-voltage electrical injuries. Patients with such injuries should be referred to regional burn centers that are prepared to excise necrotic burn tissue and cover the devitalized bone with a well-vascularized flap. Strategies for prevention of these electrical burns are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1997

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Funding Information:
Acknowlegment-This grant from the Ira W.


  • Debridement
  • Electrical burns
  • Flap
  • Helmet
  • High-voltage line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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