Spontaneous fracture of the genial tubercles is rare and, of the 13 reported cases in the literature, all involve the older edentulous patient. A case of genial tubercle fracture in a 62-year-old edentulous female is presented. The symptoms are pain and swelling of the floor of the mouth and restricted tongue movement. Surgical intervention was not required and a complete recovery without loss of function was made. Clinical Relevance: This case aims to make practitioners aware of genial tubercle fracture as a possible diagnosis when the older edentulous patient presents with pain and swelling in the floor of the mouth.
|Published - 2012