Lingual haematoma leading to upper airway obstruction

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1985 Oct;23(5):322-5. doi: 10.1016/0266-4356(85)90002-6.


A case is reported in which upper airway obstruction occurred in a patient following suturing of his lacerated tongue under local anaesthesia and the subsequent development of a large lingual haematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Airway Obstruction / etiology*
  • Hematoma / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tongue / injuries
  • Tongue Diseases / complications*