Free radial forearm flap after partial glossectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue

Chuah, U.C.; Kamarul, T.; Ahmad, T.S. (2006) Free radial forearm flap after partial glossectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Journal of the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 9 (2). pp. 28-31.

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    Abstract

    Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is a highly malignant condition and results in high mortality and morbidity in patients despite its early detection (1). Early surgical interventions have been found to reduce mortality but in many reports, tongue reconstructions using live grafts have been found to reduce normal tongue function of speech, swallow and taste. In contrast, our report using free radial forearm flap (FRFF) to reconstruct the defect left over after a radical tongue resection in a 38-year-old gentleman with oral cancer has shown promising results. This type of reconstruction has left the patient with a functional and cosmetically acceptable tongue with minimal alteration in recognizable speech.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC)
    Additional Information: Correspondence: Dr Chuah Uei Chyi Attn: Dr. Tunku Kamarul Zaman Tunku Zainol Abidin Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Tel: 603-7949 2061 Email: ucchuah@perdana.um.edu.my Email: tkzrea@yahoo.com
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Radial Forearm Flap, Tongue Reconstruction, Free Flap
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 10:31
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 12:52
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2492

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