Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for severe blast injury of lower extremity after terrorist attack: case report

Mirasoglu B., Egeren E., Karakaya H., Aktas Ş.

UNDERSEA AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE, vol.46, no.1, pp.75-79, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-79
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


More blast injuries are encountered in the civilian setting in recent years as terrorist attacks have increased globally. A 17-year-old male patient with severe blast injury of the right lower extremity was admitted to our department on the fifth day after a terrorist bombing attack. Initially he had been admitted to an emergency department with segmental tibia fracture and arterial injury (Gustilo IIIC). An amputation had been foreseen due to ischemia that persisted even after orthopedic fixation and revascularization interventions, followed by fasciotomy incisions.