A new explanation for the progressive tissue loss in electrical injuries.

@article{Robson1984ANE,
  title={A new explanation for the progressive tissue loss in electrical injuries.},
  author={Martin C. Robson and R. C. Murphy and John P. Heggers},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={431-7}
}
A reproducible electrical injury to the hind limb was produced in rats, an injury characterized by progressive tissue necrosis. Serial histochemical examinations of cross sections with a peroxidase-antiperoxidase method revealed increased production of arachidonic acid metabolites, especially thromboxane, at distal sites near the entrance wound and in… CONTINUE READING