"Thunderstruck": Penetrating Thoracic Injury From Lightning Strike

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Abstract

Lightning strike victims are rarely presented at an emergency department. Burns are often the primary focus. This case report describes the improvised explosive device like-injury to the thorax due to lightning strike and its treatment, which has not been described prior in (kerauno)medicine. Penetrating injury due to blast from lightning strike is extremely rare. These "shrapnel" injuries should however be ruled out in all patients struck by lightning.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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