Lower Extremity Tissue Defect Caused by Mobile Phone Charger Explosion: A Case Report
Arif DURAN1, Tarik OCAK1, Umit Yasar TEKELIOGLU2, Furkan Erol KARABEKMEZ3, Ayse CETIN1
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu
3Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu
Keywords: Charger; explosion; tissue defect
As the usage of cell phones is markedly increasing worldwide, accidental injuries and even lethal damages caused by cellular phone explosions have been reported lately. Although, cell phone charger explosion related scalding and tissue loss is extremely rare, they generally cause severe damage to tissues and cause severe complications, ending up in hospitalization. We are presenting a case of 9-year old female patient who was admitted to our emergency service due to a phone charger explosion that resulted in a lower extremity tissue defect.