glossectomy


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glossectomy

 [glŏ-sek´to-me]
excision of all or a portion of the tongue.

glos·sec·to·my

(glo-sek'tŏ-mē),
Resection or amputation of the tongue.
Synonym(s): glossosteresis
[gloss- + G. ektomē, excision]

glossectomy

/glos·sec·to·my/ (glos-ek´tah-me) excision of all or a portion of the tongue.

glossectomy

(glô-sĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision or amputation of the tongue.

glossectomy

[glosek′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, glossa, tongue, ektomē, excision
the surgical removal of all or a part of the tongue.

glos·sec·to·my

, glossosteresis (glos-ek'tŏ-mē, glos'ō-ster-ēsis)
Resection or amputation of the tongue.
Synonym(s): lingulectomy (1) .
[gloss- + G. ektomē, excision]

glossectomy

Surgical removal of the tongue. This mutilating procedure may be the only safe option in cancer of the tongue.

glos·sec·to·my

, glossosteresis (glos-ek'tŏ-mē, glos'ō-ster-ēsis)
Resection or amputation of the tongue.
Synonym(s): lingulectomy (1) .
[gloss- + G. ektomē, excision]

glossectomy (glôsek´təmē),

n the surgical removal of the tongue, a portion of the tongue, or a lesion of the tongue.

glossectomy

excision of all or a portion of the tongue.
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HARRISON, D 1983: The questionable value of total glossectomy.
KNUUTTILA, H; PUKANDER, J; MAATTA, T; PAKARINEN, L & VILKMAN, E 1999: Speech articulation after subtotal glossectomy and reconstruction with a myocutaneous flap.
If true macroglossia exists, a reduction glossectomy can be done, removing the anterior and a portion of the middle third of the tongue (Figure 4).
septoplasty, turbinectomies, external nasal reconstruction, modified UPPP, reduction glossectomy, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy) can be performed concurrently with the jaw surgery.
None of the patients, including the one requiring partial glossectomy, complained of any altered sensation or mobility disorder after tongue exploration.
Management Outcome 1 Incision and Fish bone drainage of removed; abscess with decannulated tracheotomy 2 Tongue Fish bone exploration removed 3 Tongue Fish bone exploration removed 4 Partial Fish bone glossectomy removed 5 Tongue Fish bone exploration removed; tongue mobility undisturbed 6 Tongue Fish bone exploration removed
For reconstructing most partial glossectomy defects, thin fasciocutaneous flaps, such as those harvested from the radial forearm or anterior thigh, are commonly used because these options maximize tongue mobility and minimize tethering.
Owing to the otherwise good health of the patient, a total glossectomy with bilateral modified radical neck dissections and flap reconstruction was performed.
The patient's medical history was complex, with a history of subtotal CH resection with tracheostomy at 4 days old, followed by multiple debulking operations and a glossectomy over the following four years.
The 2 patients with LM required three treatment sessions; although their tongue volume decreased after each session, both still required a partial glossectomy to achieve a satisfactory reduction in volume.
The Co-Pilot can help individuals living with memory and cognitive challenges resulting from stroke or Alzheimer's disease, while the company's speech communication solutions can help those with communication and speech disabilities due to stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, laryngectomy, glossectomy or craniofacial injury.
In January 2000, she was found to have squamous cell carcinoma of the lateral left tongue (stage I) and underwent partial glossectomy.