A NOVEL CAUSE OF SWOLLEN TONGUE

Cause of Swollen Tongue

Authors

  • 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

31-03-2010

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Case Reports

How to Cite

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Malik MKZ, Aftab PA, Altaf CA, Ashraf M, Shahzad T, Rehman J. A NOVEL CAUSE OF SWOLLEN TONGUE: Cause of Swollen Tongue. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2010 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];60(1):154-6. Available from: https://www.pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1807