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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1203--1204

Electrocution-induced skull bone lysis

Omair Ashraf Shah, Haseeb Wani, Arhed Parry, Faiz Shera, Aadil Malik, Waseem Sheikh, Musaib Dar Tariq Gojwari 
 Department of Radiology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Omair Ashraf Shah
Department of Radiology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Jammu and Kashmir
India




How to cite this article:
Shah OA, Wani H, Parry A, Shera F, Malik A, Sheikh W, Tariq Gojwari MD. Electrocution-induced skull bone lysis.Neurol India 2018;66:1203-1204


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Shah OA, Wani H, Parry A, Shera F, Malik A, Sheikh W, Tariq Gojwari MD. Electrocution-induced skull bone lysis. Neurol India [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];66:1203-1204
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Electrical injuries have become more common forms of traumatic injuries. They usually present with a unique pathophysiology and are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The four classes of electrical injuries include:[1] true electrical injuries, flash injuries, flame injuries, and lightning injuries. The clinical manifestations range from the presence of transient unpleasant sensations without apparent injury to massive tissue damage.[2]

We present an interesting image-based report of a young 25-year old male patient with electrocution-induced multiple punched-out skull bone lytic lesions that could have been easily mistaken with the lesions seen in metastases, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, or multiple myeloma [Figure 1]. There was a history of fall of a high-tension wire over the patient while he was walking on the road. The image showed skull bone lysis with destruction and multiple lytic lesions. The underlying brain parenchyma was surprisingly normal [Figure 2] and [Figure 3], indicating a mechanism of injury that had resulted in superficial damage only.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}

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