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Tongue abscess: a rare clinical entity.
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PMID:  22887909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Swelling of the tongue is a rare clinical entity. It is a potentially life-threatening condition, as it could result in airway compromise. The differential diagnosis of acute tongue swelling includes hemorrhage, infarction, abscess, tumor, and edema. A tongue abscess should be considered in all cases of acute tongue swelling, especially when host defenses are severely impaired. Although the diagnosis of lingual abscess can be reached clinically because of the rarity of the condition, in neglected cases, the diagnosis can be difficult. Despite of the rarity and complexity of this condition, its management strategy is relatively simple. In the present study, we describe a case of a tongue abscess on the anterior two-thirds of the tongue in a 60-year-old woman, and discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this complex entity.
Shambulingappa Pallagatti; Soheyl Sheikh; Anupreet Kaur; Nidhi Puri; Ravinder Singh; Smriti Arya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2041-1626     ISO Abbreviation:  J Investig Clin Dent     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101524471     Medline TA:  J Investig Clin Dent     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences and Research, Ambala, Haryana, India  Dashmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, India  Maxillofacial Unit Modern Hospital, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India.
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