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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 772-774
Unusual complication of dental extraction: Lingual abscess


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
Lalee Varghese
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Christian Medical College, Vellore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.127633

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Acute lingual swelling is a potentially life threatening clinical condition which is encountered very rarely, the differential diagnosis of which includes hemorrhage, infarction, abscess, tumor and edema. Herein we report a case of lingual abscess that presented with acute tongue swelling and respiratory distress after extraction of lower two incisor teeth.


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