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Treatment of Sea Urchin Injuries

Summer 2014

King DR, Larentzakis A. 14(2). 56 - 59. (Journal Article)


Sea urchin injuries can be sustained in a variety of environments in which U.S. Forces are operating, and familiarity with this uncommon injury can be useful. Injuries by sea urchin spines can occur during military activities close to rocky salt aquatic ecosystems via three mechanisms. The author describes these mechanisms and discusses the diagnosis, management, and treatment of sea urchin injuries.

Keywords: sea urchin; spines; laser; ablation

PMID: 24952041

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