CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Reconstr Microsurg Open 2017; 02(02): e132-e135
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606584
Letter to the Editor: Short Report
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Successful Tongue Replantation Following Segmental Autoamputation Using Supermicrosurgical Technique

Iris A. Seitz
1  Edward Plastic Surgery, Edward Elmhurst Health, Naperville, Illinois
,
Lucio A. Pavone
1  Edward Plastic Surgery, Edward Elmhurst Health, Naperville, Illinois
,
Loren S. Schechter
2  Plastic Surgeon, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Publication History

30 December 2016

27 July 2017

Publication Date:
14 September 2017 (online)

Tongue amputation is a rare event. In fact, only four successful tongue replants are reported in the literature. These include one incomplete amputation[1] and three complete amputations.[2] [3] [4] To our knowledge, replantation of a self-inflicted, segmental tongue amputation has not been reported. We report the successful replantation of a self-inflicted, segmental tongue amputation in an actively psychotic patient. Additionally, intra- and postoperative management strategies are reviewed.