Glossectomy

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Glossectomy
ICD-9-CM25.2-25.4
MeSHD005927

A glossectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the tongue. It is performed in order to curtail malignant growth such as oral cancer. Often only a portion of the tongue needs to be removed, in which case the procedure is called a partial removal, or hemiglossectomy.

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  • Monique Laberge. "Glossectomy". Encyclopedia of Surgery. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  • Jordan Rihani, MD, Larry Myers, MD. "Glossectomy". EMedicine.