Which physical findings on the head are characteristic of electrical injuries?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
  • Print
Answer

The head is a common point of entry for high-voltage injuries. Patients may have perforated tympanic membranes, facial burns, and cervical spine injury. Approximately 6% of victims develop cataracts, usually months after the initial injury, with increasing frequency the closer contact is to the head. [9, 30]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!