Clin Oncol | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Technique for Tongue Release in Patients Submitted to Glossectomy and Primary Closure

Laurindo Moacir Sassi, Bruna da Fonseca Wastner and William Phillip Pereira da Silva*

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Erasto Gaertner Hospital, Brazil

*Correspondance to: William Phillip Pereira da Silva 

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Abstract

The rehabilitation of speech and swallowing are critical for patients submitted to tumor resection on the tongue and, in cases of extensive lesions, with even greater impairment, serious damage to the quality of life of individuals are expected. When excision of the tumor followed by a primary closure is the defined treatment, the patient may experience difficulty in phonation by reducing the tongue mobility, which may be associated with dysphagia and even impossibility of adapting conventional complete dentures. Thus, the aim of this paper is to present a surgical technique for cancer release in cancer patients, specifically those patients with tongue and floor of the mouth tumors on I and II who underwent surgical resection. The technique is easy and quick, possible to be performed under local anesthesia and with low complications.

Keywords:

Tongue; Prosthesis; Tumor

Citation:

Sassi LM, da Fonseca Wastner B, da Silva WPP. Technique for Tongue Release in Patients Submitted to Glossectomy and Primary Closure. Clin Oncol. 2018; 3: 1517.

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