Burns caused by electrical arcs, the effects of heating from the passage of an electric current through the tissues or interference with the function of the nervous system and heart from electric currents in the body.
This clinical report describes the medical and surgical management of a dorsal head wound in a subadult bald eagle, suspected to be secondary to an electrical injury. A full-thickness skin graft, with the growth of new feathers on the dorsal head, was achieved.
Children 14-18 years old had the highest hospitalization costs; most of these children have wide-area burns or electrical injury and some need surgical treatment because the wound is easily infected; the costs of medicine and nursing also increase.
Haemorrhage from flank incisions for ovary delivery, subcutaneous emphysema and penetrating injury to liver lobe occurred in one case in group B only, whereas, electrical injury of abdominal wall with diathermy probe and failure of haemostatic technique occurred in total laparoscopic ovariectomy in group A.
Pathophysiology of electrical injury of internal organs is still unclear, probably due to the large number of variables that cannot be measured when the high voltage electricity passes through the tissue.
In this study, we analyzed the cases of fatal electrocution in contrast to age, gender, place of incidence with seasonal variations, and type and manner of electrical injury, and the findings were compared with the observations made by other authors.