Tungeabsces

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Abstrakt

Abscesses of the tongue are rare and potentially life-threatening because of risk of airway obstruction. It is most often preceded by trauma. In this paper we present an otherwise healthy patient with an abscess in the tongue eleven days after a trauma involving the presence of an insect believed to be a spider in the mouth. The symptoms were oedema, redness and pain of the tongue. A computed tomography was used as a diagnostic tool. The abscess was successfully treated with incision and antibiotics. Abscess should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with a swollen tongue.
Bidragets oversatte titelAn abscess in the tongue
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind175
Udgave nummer22
Sider (fra-til)1579-1580
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - maj 2013

Emneord

  • Abscess
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Humans
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tongue Diseases
  • Treatment Outcome

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