[Profuse hemorrhage from the axillary artery in electric burn: prevention and treatment].

  • Jen Chang Liu
  • Published 1992 in
    Zhonghua zheng xing shao shang wai ke za zhi…

Abstract

A total of 53 cases of electric burns were admitted to our unit during the 1977-1985 period. In 19 cases an upper limb was involved, accounting 35.8 percent of the total. In 15 cases disarticulation of the shoulder was done, and in 3 of them a profuse hemorrhage from the axillary artery occurred as a result of infection of the amputation stumps. The second segment of the axillary artery was ligated during the amputations in the other 4 cases, no hemorrhage occurred in them.

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@article{Liu1992ProfuseHF, title={[Profuse hemorrhage from the axillary artery in electric burn: prevention and treatment].}, author={Jen Chang Liu}, journal={Zhonghua zheng xing shao shang wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zheng xing shao shang waikf [i.e. waike] zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery and burns}, year={1992}, volume={8 3}, pages={202-3, 248} }