Oct 13, 2008 - 10:02 pm
I am interested to know about post operation recovery after this surgery ( squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue). My dad went through this surgery and still feel some burining sensation in his tongue which was reconstructed through plastic surgery. He is still having diffcult swallowing food. Food seems to stick in the food pipe and need liquid to push it down.
The surgery was 7hrs 15 min. Ipsilateral neck dissection (MND type II 0 was done. Posteriorly based lesion abutting the BOT and tonsilo-lingual sulcus Mucosal cuts were taken intraorally. The postirior part of the tumor delivered via pull through approach through the communication in the FOM. keeping adequate soft tissue margins. tracheostomy was done and plastic reconstruction was done to close the defect in floor of mouth with PMMC.