Intimal hypertrophy and tunica media degeneration of injured arteries in electrical burns

Intimal hypertrophy and tunica media degeneration of injured arteries in electrical burns This study describes the histologic findings of injured arteries after electrical burns. These findings are shown to correlate with the clinical findings of soft tissue necrosis and delayed bleeding. Eight patients with severe electrical injuries who underwent amputations of extremities were studied. Thickening of the tunica intima and degeneration of the tunica media, associated with small artery occlusion, were evident in the arteries at the transition zone between severely injured and grossly normal areas. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Intimal hypertrophy and tunica media degeneration of injured arteries in electrical burns

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01002045
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Abstract

This study describes the histologic findings of injured arteries after electrical burns. These findings are shown to correlate with the clinical findings of soft tissue necrosis and delayed bleeding. Eight patients with severe electrical injuries who underwent amputations of extremities were studied. Thickening of the tunica intima and degeneration of the tunica media, associated with small artery occlusion, were evident in the arteries at the transition zone between severely injured and grossly normal areas.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 1997

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