A glossectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the tongue. The surgery may be:

  • Partial—removal of part of the tongue
  • Hemi—one side of the tongue is removed
  • Total—removal of the whole tongue

Mouth Cavity After Total Glossectomy
oral cavity without tongue
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This surgery is used to treat tongue cancer when other treatments have not been successful.

Cancer of the Tongue
tongue cancer
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