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International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research


Despite continuous exposure to trauma, bites, and enormous number of potential pathogens, tongue is relatively resistant to infection. Abscess of tongue although is an extremely rare, but a life-threatening medical condition with little information of its diagnosis and management. Here, we present two cases of tongue abscess in young females, with their clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, and management in detail. This is a first report where tongue abscess is reported in two very young (10 years and less) patients, unlike previous few reports where this entity has been described in adults or oldaged patients. As discussed in both the cases in this report, patients responded remarkably well, without any recurrence.

Keywords: Lingual abscess, Oral cavity infection, Rare diseases, Tongue abscess.

How to cite this article: Dubey PK, Chaudhary A, Pandey MK, Chaudhary M, Gupta P, Kumar A. Tongue: An Unusual Site of Abscess Development. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4): 306-309.

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Conflict of interest: None

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