Alekseev V.A., Choinzonov E.L., Kulbakin D.E., Mukhamedov M.R., Krasavina E.A., Menkova E.N., Fedorova I.K. Options for reconstructive surgery in patients with tongue cancer. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2021;9(3):89–95 (In Russian). The authors are responsible for the originality of the data presented and the possibility of publishing illustrative material – tables, figures, photographs of patients.


The review is devoted to modern methods of reconstructive surgery in patients with the tongue and the mouth floor cancers. The article describes the possible methods of surgical rehabilitation for patients after hemiglossectomy, glossectomy and resection of the mouth floor. The authors carried out an analysis of the most common reconstructive methods for various post-resection defects of the tongue, with the possibility of sensory and motor reinnervation of the reconstructive material used.

Key words: tongue cancer, floor of the mouth cancer, glossectomy, hemiglossectomy, microsurgical reconstruction, vascularized flaps, reinnervation

Conflicts of interest. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Funding. There was no funding for this study.

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