• Carcinoma of the base of the tongue has been treated with various combinations of radiotherapy and surgery. Resection of this area poses a major problem in reconstruction because of the need for establishing normal physiologic characteristics. This article emphasizes the benefits of a lateral pharyngotomy and mandibulotomy for resection of large portions of the tongue base. We describe a tongue flap with a neurovascular pedicle that is set back into the tongue-base deficit. This one-stage procedure is relatively easy to perform and provides good physiologic results.
(Arch Otolaryngol 106:668-671, 1980)
Schechter GL, Sly DE, Roper AL, Jackson RT, Bumatay J. Set-Back Tongue Flap for Carcinoma of the Tongue Base. Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(11):668–671. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790350010004
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: