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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 194292, 2 pages
Case Report

Lingual Abscess in a Psychiatric Patient: A Case Report

ENT Department, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece

Received 29 August 2011; Revised 12 October 2011; Accepted 12 October 2011

Academic Editor: David W. Eisele

Copyright © 2012 D. Kikidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a 46-year-old psychiatric patient presenting with a lingual abscess. This paper covers the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis with a view to assisting emergency physicians in the timely recognition and management of this rare but potentially life-threatening condition.