Reconstruction of the tongue

S. M. Overholt, Eugene L. Alford

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This paper outlines in detail the functional aspects of the tongue and the goals to be achieved in reconstruction. It also presents a historical review of tongue reconstruction methods. A classification scheme of tongue deficits and an approach to reconstruction of the tongue based on the size of the defect and associated tissue losses are presented. A review of the most recent literature regarding this topic has been broken down and clearly defined into the essentials of modern tongue reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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