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Reconstruction using the sliding tongue flap for an anterior tongue defect after a partial glossectomy
Japanese Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgery is the standard treatment for early tongue cancer. After a partial glossectomy, primary closure, skin grafting, or covering with artificial materials is performed. However, these methods may result in distortion, shortening, or narrowing of the tongue and functional impairment. We report a case involving reconstruction using the sliding tongue flap for an anterior tongue defect after a partial glossectomy. A 48-year-old woman with a tongue mass was referred to our department. A 23 × 22doi:10.5794/jjoms.67.399 fatcat:k5jrgcmd6fcbpg2nb2gy55czl4