Partial amputation of the tongue—self-inflicted or physical assault?
Injuries of the tongue are generally self-inflicted lesions and occur during different diseases or external incidents. The amputation of the tongue is a rare event. In this article, we report about a woman presenting with a complete amputation of the anterior third of the tongue. The morphological findings, which are essential for the differentiation of self-inflicted injuries and injuries caused by a third party, are demonstrated.
KeywordsTraumatic tongue amputation Self-inflicted injury Inflicted by third party Assault
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