An extended marginal mandibulectomy can be performed in most T2-T3 carcinomas of the floor of the mouth that abut the anterior mandible if there is no radiologic evidence of bony invasion or clinical evidence of fixation. We propose a modification of the marginal mandibulectomy that maintains viability to the anterior mandibular remnant and thus decreases the morbidity associated with a loss of blood supply. This modification permits preservation of a viable mandibular remnant with significantly less loss of function than with the traditional segmental mandibular resection, while remaining oncologically sound.
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Komisar A, Barrow HN. Mandible Preservation in Cancer of the Floor of the Mouth: Anatomical and Oncological Considerations. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(11):1197–1200. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880350013003
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