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Total glossectomy/ Partial glossectomy (Hemiglossectomy)


Total/ Partial Glossectomy involves the removal of a portion or all of the tongue. This procedure is used in the treatment of tongue cancer, oral cavities and throat cancers. In Partial glossectomy which is also known as Hemiglossectomy, one side of the tongue while keeping the other side intact. This surgical procedure also involves removing the voice box. Reconstructive surgery is required in Glossectomy.