A strategic approach for tongue reconstruction to achieve predictable and improved functional and aesthetic outcomes.

@article{Engel2010ASA,
  title={A strategic approach for tongue reconstruction to achieve predictable and improved functional and aesthetic outcomes.},
  author={H. Peter Engel and Jung Ju Huang and Chia-yu Lin and Weeleon Lam and Huang-Kai Kao and Emre Gazyakan and Ming-huei Cheng},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1967-77}
}
BACKGROUND Successful tongue reconstruction should restore swallowing, speech function, and cosmesis. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the functional and aesthetic outcomes of tongue reconstruction using variable free flaps based on different tongue defects. METHODS One hundred four patients with a mean age of 49±11 years underwent… CONTINUE READING