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J Accid Emerg Med. 1995 September; 12(3): 216–217.
PMCID: PMC1342487

Thermal injury to the upper aerodigestive tract after microwave heating of food.


Microwave-heated food may cause serious injury if it is not allowed to cool before consumption. We describe a case in which a hypopharyngeal burn occurred following consumption of a microwave-heated potato immediately after cooking.

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