Published Online: 1 May 2003
Page Count: 3
(Received 31 December 2002; accepted 31 December 2002)
Histological changes of the skin following electrical injury with a stun gun have rarely been described. We report the case of a 61year-old man who died after having been tortured with a stun gun during a robbery. At autopsy two reddish, dot-like lesions where found on the chest and histological examination revealed electric current-related changes. Only a few reports concerning micromorphological cutaneous changes following stun gun injury have been reported; therefore further investigations concerning the frequency and type of histological findings due to stun gun injuries will be necessary in order to provide sufficient characteristic data for a conclusive interpretation.
Paper ID: JFS2002008