Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Tongue piercing is an increasingly common form of self-expression. Reported important complications of tongue piercing include endocarditis,1 tetanus,2 and brain abscess.3 We describe a patient with trigeminal neuralgia that developed after a tongue piercing and that resolved shortly after its removal.
Gazzeri R, Mercuri S, Galarza M. Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia Associated With Tongue Piercing. JAMA. 2006;296(15):1836-1842. doi:10.1001/jama.296.15.1840-b