Vape blows hole in teen's jaw

Another case to add to vaping's volatile reputation

A teen in the US breathed in on an e-cigarette and blew a hole in his jaw, when the device exploded in his face, puncturing his chin and shattering his mandible and teeth.

Photo: The New England Journal of Medicine ©2019

The 17-year-old presented to an ED two hours later, where a CT revealed a comminuted and displaced mandibular fracture with disruption of several lower incisors.

Surgeons carried out