S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Plastic Surgery (성형외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_성형외과학전공)
The replantation of an amputated tongue by supermicrosurgery
- Issue Date
- J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2007;60:1152-1155
- The tongue has important roles in deglutition, speech, airway protection, taste, and sexual function, and its amputation is very serious. Using supermicrosurgical techniques, we replanted successfully a patient's tongue, the distal part of which had been amputated by the bite of another person, through the anastomosis of a blood vessel that was only 0.7–0.8 mm. The result was that the state of the replanted tongue was relatively good both functionally and aesthetically, and the patient was very satisfied.
- 1748-6815 (print)
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