Glossectomy

What is Glossectomy?

A glossectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the tongue. It is performed in order to curtail malignant growth such as oral cancer. Often only a portion of the tongue needs to be removed, in which case the procedure is called a hemiglossectomy.

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I had a glossectomy in July. Removed 50% of my tongue and replaced with thigh tissue. I have completed radiation/chemo in mid October. My...

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In your case they most likely resize the thigh tissue used to reconstruct .

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I have a sharp pain in my left abdominal area. Comes on without notice. Amost feels searing hot. Full of gas. Recent ultrasound showed only...

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Left Abdominal Hot Pain with Gases / Under Evaluation

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Brief Ans-Left Abdominal Hot Pain with Gases / Under...

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I have water retention behind the retina of my eyes and do not have "wet" macular degeneration... could this be cause by lymphedema? I had head and...

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Hi, it appears that you have an advanced malignancy in the neck, while getting surgery there is possibility of the metastasis to the eye. Any how...

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