ISSN - 0973-0958
   
 
Marginal Mandibular Nerve Palsy as an Unusual Complication in Ludwigs Angina
Dipankar Sarkar1, Shruti Sarkar1, Ashutosh S Mangalgiri2, Gagan Thakur3, Vijaya Beohar1.
1Department of Pediatrics, Peoples College of Medical Science & Research Center, Bhopal, India, 2Department of Anatomy, Peoples College of Medical Science & Research Center, Bhopal, India, 3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Medical Science & Research Center, Bhopal, India.
 
Abstract

Ludwig's angina is a rapidly spreading cellulitis of the floor of the mouth characterized by firm induration and elevation of the tongue. The cellulitis may spread and cause life-threatening complication by obstructing the airway. Several other complications have been reported secondary to the progress of cellulitis in different anatomical plains. We describe a case of a two year old girl with Ludwig's angina who developed left-sided marginal mandibular nerve palsy. This complication has never been reported before.
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