Repair of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects From High-Voltage Electric Injury With Two Layers of Acellular Dermal Matrix: A Case Report


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Abstract

High-voltage electric burn causing full-thickness necrosis of the abdominal wall and exposure of visceral organs is a real clinical challenge. This article reports a case of high-voltage electric burn causing a giant full-thickness abdominal wall defect. Seeing that it was unable to repair the abdominal wall defect with the conventional method, we used two layers of allogenic acellular dermal matrix substitutes to reconstruct and repair the defected abdominal wall. A 1-year follow-up showed that the abdominal wall of the patient recovered strong tenacity and strength without the evidence of significant complications.

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