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Serious complication of tongue piercing.

Authors
  • Keogh, I J
  • O'Leary, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of laryngology and otology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2001
Volume
115
Issue
3
Pages
233–234
Identifiers
PMID: 11244536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The case of an 18-year-old patient who developed critical upper airway compromise after central tongue piercing is presented. Otolaryngologists must be aware of the many potential complications of tongue piercing and their management.

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