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Tongue tip ischaemic necrosis after head and neck radiotherapy

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 05 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2370
  1. John C Devine, consultant maxillofacial head and neck surgeon1,
  2. Deborah Boyd, specialty registrar in oral and maxillofacial surgery1,
  3. Natasha Fullerton, consultant in neuroradiology1,
  4. Stergios Doumas, senior clinical fellow, oral and maxillofacial surgery1
  1. 1Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK
  1. steliosdoumas{at}

A 60 year old smoker with a history of radiotherapy for soft palate squamous cell carcinoma had had a painful tongue tip for three weeks …

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