The combined sensate radical forearm and iliac crest free flaps for reconstruction of significant glossectomy-mandibulectomy defects.

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The loss of motor and sensory function of the tongue following ablative surgery has a devastating effect on oral function. At the present time, there is no way to restore lost tongue musculature following partial glossectomy. The use of sensate cutaneous flaps has been shown to restore sensory feedback to reconstructed areas of the oral cavity. No single… (More)

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@article{Urken1992TheCS, title={The combined sensate radical forearm and iliac crest free flaps for reconstruction of significant glossectomy-mandibulectomy defects.}, author={Mark Lawrence Urken and Henry Weinberg and Carlin Vickery and Jonathan E. Aviv and David Kyle Buchbinder and W Lawson and Heike Biller}, journal={The Laryngoscope}, year={1992}, volume={102 5}, pages={543-58} }