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Burn Wound Complication

Burn Wound Complication Abstract THE COMPLICATIONS that occur following a severe burn are numerous and have been well described.1 They arise as a result of the tissue destruction, per se, from infection due to open wounds, and in specific areas, due to tissue and organ peculiarities.4 Complications arising in the gastrointestinal tract occur from the onset of the injury as paralytic ileus and acute gastric dilatation. Gastroduodenal ulceration develops most commonly during the 2nd to 15th day postburn. Fecal impactions are not uncommon in the burned patient and probably result from prolonged immobilization and dehydration. This report is that of a patient with an unusual gastrointestinal complication secondary to a burn. The complication is unique in that it has not been previously reported, it could occur only in patients with a surgically correctable lesion that had not been corrected, and it occurred as a direct result of the burn. Report of Case References 1. Moncrief, J.A.: Complications of Burns , Ann Surg 147:443, 1958.Crossref 2. Artz, C.P., and Peiss, E.: Treatment of Burns , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1956. 3. Hummel, R.P.; Lanchantin, G.T.; and Artz, C.P.: Clinical Experience and Studies in Curling's Ulcer , JAMA 164:141-146, 1957.Crossref 4. Abramson, D.J.: Curling's Ulcer in Childhood , Surgery 55:321, 1964. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1966.01320210083017
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Abstract

Abstract THE COMPLICATIONS that occur following a severe burn are numerous and have been well described.1 They arise as a result of the tissue destruction, per se, from infection due to open wounds, and in specific areas, due to tissue and organ peculiarities.4 Complications arising in the gastrointestinal tract occur from the onset of the injury as paralytic ileus and acute gastric dilatation. Gastroduodenal ulceration develops most commonly during the 2nd to 15th day postburn. Fecal impactions are not uncommon in the burned patient and probably result from prolonged immobilization and dehydration. This report is that of a patient with an unusual gastrointestinal complication secondary to a burn. The complication is unique in that it has not been previously reported, it could occur only in patients with a surgically correctable lesion that had not been corrected, and it occurred as a direct result of the burn. Report of Case References 1. Moncrief, J.A.: Complications of Burns , Ann Surg 147:443, 1958.Crossref 2. Artz, C.P., and Peiss, E.: Treatment of Burns , Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Co., 1956. 3. Hummel, R.P.; Lanchantin, G.T.; and Artz, C.P.: Clinical Experience and Studies in Curling's Ulcer , JAMA 164:141-146, 1957.Crossref 4. Abramson, D.J.: Curling's Ulcer in Childhood , Surgery 55:321, 1964.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1966

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