Lingual artery hematoma resulting in upper airway obstruction.
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York 12208.
- Published Article
The Journal of emergency medicine
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
A case of upper airway obstruction from a lingual artery hematoma after suturing of a puncture wound to the tongue is reported. The anatomy of the tongue and upper airway is reviewed to better understand the mechanism of obstruction. The emergency physician should be aware of this rare and potentially lethal complication to what might initially seem to be a trivial injury.
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