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close this bookSurgery for Victims of War (ICRC; 1998; 225 pages)
View the documentAUTHORS
View the documentPREFACE
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the document1. INTRODUCTION
open this folder and view contents2. FIRST AID AT THE POINT OF WOUNDING OR FIRST AID POST
open this folder and view contents3. TRIAGE AND RECEPTION OF LARGE NUMBERS OF CASUALTIES
open this folder and view contents4. ASSESSMENT AND RESUSCITATION IN HOSPITAL
open this folder and view contents5. WOUND CLASSIFICATION
open this folder and view contents6. WOUND EXCISION
open this folder and view contents7. DELAYED PRIMARY CLOSURE AND SKIN GRAFTS
open this folder and view contents8. INFECTION IN WAR WOUNDS
open this folder and view contents9. TREATMENT OF NEGLECTED AND MISMANAGED WOUNDS
open this folder and view contents10. WOUNDS OF LIMBS
open this folder and view contents11. CHEST INJURIES
open this folder and view contents12. ABDOMINAL WAR WOUNDS
open this folder and view contents13. URO-GENITAL LESIONS
open this folder and view contents14. WOUNDS OF THE HEAD AND SPINAL CORD
open this folder and view contents15. WOUNDS AND INJURIES OF THE EYE
open this folder and view contents16. INJURIES OF THE EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
close this folder17. BURN INJURIES
View the documentFIRST AID
open this folder and view contentsHOSPITAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION
open this folder and view contentsCARE OF THE BURN WOUND
open this folder and view contentsEXCISION OF ESCHAR AND SKIN GRAFTING
View the documentPHOSPHORUS BURNS
View the documentNAPALM INJURIES
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open this folder and view contents19. RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
open this folder and view contents20. ANAESTHESIA IN WAR SURGERY
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NAPALM INJURIES

Napalm is an intensely flammable agent in a liquid form, which will cling to the injured patient and cause serious and extensive burns.

Napalm burns are invariably full thickness, with coagulation of muscles and other deep tissues. Nephrotoxicity is a serious complication, and the mortality may be high in proportion to total body surface area involved. A full thickness burn of only 10% of the body surface area may result in renal failure.

 

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