A NOVEL CAUSE OF SWOLLEN TONGUE

Cause of Swollen Tongue

  • Maj Kamran Zamurrad Malik Classified ENT Specialist, CMH Hyderabad
  • Pervez Ahmed Aftab Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad
  • Choudhry A Altaf Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad
  • Muhammad Ashraf Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad
  • Tahir Shahzad Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad
  • Javed Rehman Combined Military Hospital Hyderabad

Abstract

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.

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Published
2010-03-31
How to Cite
Malik, M. K., Aftab, P., Altaf, C. A., Ashraf, M., Shahzad, T., & Rehman, J. (2010). A NOVEL CAUSE OF SWOLLEN TONGUE. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 60(1), 154-6. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1807
Section
Case Reports