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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

Electrical injury of external genitalia and reconstruction with gracilis muscle flap


Department of Plastic Surgery, Sushrutha Institute of Plastic Surgery, Elite Mission Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Jyoshid R Balan
Sushrutha Institute of Plastic Surgery, Elite Mission Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-653X.195539

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The high-voltage electrical injury is not uncommon, but the involvement of the genitalia and the perineum is rare. Our patient is a 29-year-old female with electrical injury from a high-tension wire and had injury to the perineum, genitalia, and lower limbs with negligible involvement of the upper limbs. There was a loss of the lower half of the labia majora and she had a tissue defect on the left side of the perineum. The reconstruction was performed with the use of pedicled gracilis flap with a good outcome.


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