[Reconstruction of the mobile tongue malignant tumor excision: quality-of-life assessment in 19 patients].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Tumor tongue excision leads to anatomical and functional defects (chewing, swallowing, oral and prosthetic hygiene). The extension of the resection depends on tumor size and surgical radicality. MATERIAL AND METHOD In our department, 72 cases of lingual tumor were treated between may 1987 and January 1997. 73% of these cases were infiltrating… (More)

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