Preservation of devitalized calvarium following high-voltage electrical injury: case reports.

@article{Hartford1989PreservationOD,
  title={Preservation of devitalized calvarium following high-voltage electrical injury: case reports.},
  author={Charles E. Hartford},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1989},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          391-4
        }
}
Three victims of electrical injury with necrosis of a portion of the skull had excision of overlying necrotic soft tissue soon after injury with immediate coverage of the devitalized bone with soft-tissue flaps. In two instances, the flap was from adjacent scalp; in the other a free myocutaneous flap was used. All wounds healed without sequestration of bone. Necrosis of the calvarium was substantiated by evidence of nonperfusion on a radionucleotide bone scan. In each instance, a followup bone… CONTINUE READING

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