King cobra bite - Can early decompression prevent digital amputation?

Imran, Rizwana, Vanat, Qureish, Hausien, Omar and Jose, Rajive (2021) King cobra bite - Can early decompression prevent digital amputation? JPRAS open, 27. pp. 12-16. ISSN 2352-5878. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

King cobra bites are extremely rare in the western world. These bites can be fatal due to the large volume of the venom injected. We report a case of digital ischaemia from a King cobra bite in a young man who was working in a zoo in Netherlands. He was protected from systemic envenomation as he was wearing a protective glove. However, his right index finger developed subsequent gangrene and he underwent a ray amputation. The current literature on the management of snake bites to hands is reviewed and the role of early decompression discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2020 16:17
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2020 16:18
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3786

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