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Tongue necrosis secondary to temporal arteritis: a case report and literature review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
1079-2104
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Volume
94
Issue
4
Pages
471–473
Identifiers
PMID: 12374922
Source
Medline

Abstract

We report a case of tongue necrosis secondary to temporal arteritis. Temporal arteritis can have devastating consequences, leading to blindness or death unless recognized and treated appropriately. Initial presentation may be to an oral surgeon, and we discuss the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of temporal arteritis.

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