Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 3, Issue 7 | Case Series | Open Access

Electrification of the ENT Area: Report of Three Cases with Literature Review

Fokouo Fogha JV1,2*, Minka Ngom EGS2,3,4, Choffor Nchinda E2,5,6, Evehe Vokwely JE2,7, Njifou Njimah Amadou4 and Njock Lr4

1ORL Unit of Bertoua Regional Hospital, Cameroon
2COCHLEES Technical Group, Cameroon
3ORL Unit of Douala General Hospital, Cameroon
4Department of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Douala University, Cameroon
5Department of Surgery and Specialties, University of Buea, Cameroon
6ENT Unit, Buea Regional Hospital, Cameroon
7ORL Unit of Essos-Yaounde Hospital Center, Cameroon

*Correspondance to: Fokouo Fogha JV 

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Electric power is an indispensable utility nowadays. Nevertheless, electricity, either natural or artificial, is very dangerous. When not lethal, electric accidents can cause a lot of damage. We report the case of a 39-year-old male, shocked as he inadvertently stepped on a wet electric cable and subsequently sustained right hearing loss. The second case is that of a 5-year-old boy who was electrified on the head by a bare electric cable and sustained focal necrosis of the scalp and the third case is that of a 26-year-old man who became deaf after lightning struck his shelter while wearing earphones.


Electricity; Electrification; Burn; Perceptive deafness


Fokouo Fogha JV, Minka Ngom EGS, Choffor Nchinda E, Evehe Vokwely JE, Njifou Njimah Amadou, Njock Lr. Electrification of the ENT Area: Report of Three Cases with Literature Review. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020; 3(7): 1110..

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