Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

PICTORIAL EDUCATION
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--93

A lucky catch: Fishhook injury of the tongue


Karen A Eley, Daljit K Dhariwal 
 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Karen A Eley
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
United Kingdom

Fishhook injuries, particularly those involving the upper limbs, are frequently encountered in recreational and commercial fishing settings. The oral cavity is rarely a site for such injury. We present the case of a 13-month-old male child who sustained a fishhook injury to the tongue whilst «SQ»playing«SQ» with an unused fishhook at home. In this case there was minimal swelling, and the fishhook could be uneventfully removed under general anesthesia. Penetrating injuries to the tongue carry the risk of swelling and hematoma formation, which may result in airway compromise. These injuries therfore call for early intervention.


How to cite this article:
Eley KA, Dhariwal DK. A lucky catch: Fishhook injury of the tongue.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2010;3:92-93


How to cite this URL:
Eley KA, Dhariwal DK. A lucky catch: Fishhook injury of the tongue. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];3:92-93
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