Mandibular lingual releasing approach.

@article{Stringer1992MandibularLR,
  title={Mandibular lingual releasing approach.},
  author={Scott P. Stringer and J. R. Jordan and William M Mendenhall and James T Parsons and Nicholas J Cassisi and Rodney R Million},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={395-8}
}
The mandibular lingual releasing approach to oral cavity and oropharyngeal tumors provides excellent visualization for resection while integrity of the mandibular arch is preserved. A lingual floor-of-mouth flap is created, which allows delivery of these structures directly into the neck without lip splitting, mandibulotomy, or mandibulectomy. The procedure was carried out on 15 patients between 1987 and 1991, with followup ranging from 2 to 50 months. Nine patients had received previous… CONTINUE READING