Medical Must-See: Doctors rescue boy’s tongue from electric nail clipper

Doctors said an 'inventive and creative strategy' may be needed for such unusual injuries.
Sarah Simpkins
Tongue entrapped in an electric nail clipper.

Tongue lacerations from falls or sports injuries are common in children, but one boy was unlucky enough to have his tongue cut open after getting it trapped in an electric nail clipper, doctors report.

The four-year-old in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was brought to the ED after he got the tip of his tongue pulled into the circulating blade of the device.