A NOVEL CAUSE OF SWOLLEN TONGUE
Cause of Swollen Tongue
Acute swelling of tongue is a rare phenomenon which can result in airway obstruction and is potentially fatal. Most cases are due to haemorrhage, oedema, infarction or abscess. We present a case of acutely swollen tongue due to entrapment by a rubber ring which required examination under anaesthesia for diagnosis and removal of rubber ring to relieve impending emergent situation.