Blast injury caused by a booby-trapped cellular phone

Oren Lapid, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Ronen Glesinger, Tova Monos, Gad Shaked

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Terrorists are recently using cellular phones to remotely detonate bombs. A patient was injured while assembling a bomb connected to a cellular phone. The patient sustained combined injury to the head and to the dominant hand which held the phone. Amputation of the hand was required, the facial injuries were reconstructed. The characteristics of this unusual type of injury are described and compared to injuries caused by other bombs and explosive devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-338
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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