32. Tongue Swelling in a Hypertensive Female

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD3,4,5,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD3,6,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE7,8 and
  4. William J. Brady MD9,10,11
  1. Kevin S. Barlotta MD1,2 and
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD3,6

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch32

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Barlotta, K. S. and Baer, A. B. (2011) Tongue Swelling in a Hypertensive Female, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 4

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 5

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 7

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 8

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 9

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 10

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 11

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Critical Care Transport, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA

  3. 3

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 32, tongue swelling - in hypertensive female;
  • 60-year-old female - with a history of hypertension;
  • complaints of progressive tongue swelling - over past 8 hours;
  • denial of a change in diet, insect envenomation - or exposure to any new pets, detergents or perfumes;
  • denial of having difficulty breathing - but, able to swallow secretions;
  • previous episode 1 week ago - of lesser severity, spontaneously resolved;
  • marked tongue edema, inability to fully - retract the tongue back into the mouth;
  • next most appropriate management strategy, at this time