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Pneumothorax due to electrical burn injury
  1. Mehmet Ceber,
  2. Can Ozturk,
  3. Semih Baghaki,
  4. Can Cinar
  1. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Mehmet Ceber
 Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa Mah. Poligon Cad. 1011 Sok. Ceylan Apt. No: 1/8, 34250, Gaziosmanpasa/İstanbul, Turkey; mdceber2{at}

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Deep tissue damage almost always accompanies local and regional cutaneous burn injuries, especially in electrical burns. The lungs and the heart can be affected by high-voltage arcs in electrical injuries of the chest wall. A 14-year-old boy was electrocuted by an electrical current of 25 000 V. There were second- and third-degree burns on 35% of the total body surface. There was also a severe burn injury extending …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • This case report was presented at the 27th National Congress of Turkish Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Konya, Turkey, 14–17 September, 2005.