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
Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Successful Tongue Replantation Following Segmental Autoamputation Using Supermicrosurgical Technique

Iris A. Seitz1, Lucio A. Pavone1, Loren S. Schechter2
  • 1Edward Plastic Surgery, Edward Elmhurst Health, Naperville, Illinois
  • 2Plastic 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.