"Tandir": an old and well known cause of burn injury in the Middle East

Bekerecioglu M., Yuksel F., Peker F., Karacaoglu E., Durak N., Kislaoglu E.

BURNS, vol.24, no.7, pp.654-657, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0305-4179(98)00086-2
  • Title of Journal : BURNS
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-657


Analysis of an unusual cause of burn injury together with assessment of long-term end results was carried out. The 'tandir' is a kind of oven buried underground and resembles a big hole full of embers and surrounded with sheet iron. Most of the burn victims were children. 68 major burn cases have been admitted to our units in a 3 year period, 32 (47%) of them due to a 'tandir'. In most of the cases burn injuries included the head and both hands as a result of the specific characteristics of the 'tandir'. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd for ISBI. All rights reserved.