Woman's Face Catches Fire During Surgery

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 4, 2011 at 1:56 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
Florida based Kim Grice, 29, remains hospitalized in University of South Alabama Medical Center's burn unit after her face caught fire during routine cyst removal surgery at North Okaloosa Medical Center's ASC in Crestview, Fla. The cause of this accident is still unknown.
 Woman's Face Catches Fire During Surgery
Woman's Face Catches Fire During Surgery

During the procedure, a flash fire ignited, causing second degree burns to Ms. Grice's head and neck.

Kim's mother, Ann Grice, said her daughter was unconscious at the time and the hospital had not told her how the fire started.

Source: Medindia

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