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Hemiglossectomy

General

If tumor is located on the tongue, a tongue resection may be necessary. Depending on the size of the tumor, a partial resection or hemiglossectomy is performed. This means that parts or half of the tongue are resected.

If the mandible cannot be covered with primary sutures of mucosa, a nasolabial flap is used for coverage. This means that skin and subcutaneous tissue flap is dissected from underlying facial muscles (1). A hole is made in the cheek to the mouth and the skin flap is pulled through and sutured to the edges of the mucosa .

Indication

  • Tongue cancer

Goal

  • Curative resection

 

1. Reference: Rökenes HK, Bretteville G, Lövdal O, Boysen M. The nasolabial skinflap in intraoral reconstruction. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Realt Spec 1991; 53 (6): 346-8

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