Major glossectomy in dogs: a case series and proposed classification system.

@article{Dvorak2004MajorGI,
  title={Major glossectomy in dogs: a case series and proposed classification system.},
  author={Laura D Dvorak and Daniel P Beaver and Gary W. Ellison and Jamie R Bellah and F A Tony Mann and C J Henry},
  journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={331-7}
}
Major resections of the tongue have not been commonly performed in animals because of concerns about the unfavorable postoperative effects of diminished lingual function. Five dogs were retrospectively reviewed to determine prehensile function and quality of life after glossectomies. Examinations were performed 1 week to 8 years after glossectomy, and owner interviews were conducted 10 months to 8 years after the surgery. All five dogs had acceptable and functional outcomes. Based on these five… CONTINUE READING