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Hemiglosectomy with selective neck dissection in squamous cell carcinoma at tongue

Abul Fauzi , Andri Hardianto, Rahmat Wariz

Abul Fauzi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University. Email: abulfauzi@gmail.com

Andri Hardianto
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University/ Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung, Indonesia

Rahmat Wariz
Department of Prostodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: August 31, 2016 | Cite this Article
Fauzi, A., Hardianto, A., Wariz, R. 2016. Hemiglosectomy with selective neck dissection in squamous cell carcinoma at tongue. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 1(2): 139-144. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v1i2.13


Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is common is a malignant neoplasma originated from epithelial cells. It is usually involving the oral mucosa and underlying tissue of the tongue, hypopharynx, and also larynx. This report discussed about the management of SCC at tongue with hemiglosectomy and selective neck dissection managed in a male, 57 years old who referred with chief complaints of a mass on the tongue measuring 0.5cm that did not heal, Incision biopsy result confirms a squamous cell carcinoma with well differentiated on his tongue with enlarged lymph nodes level I ipsilateral. The patient was hospitalized and hemiglosectomy surgery with selective neck dissection was conducted, with the entire edge of the excision boundary has been free of tumor mass. Hemiglosectomy with selective neck dissection is selected depending on the size of the lesion, location of lesion and metastases occurrence.
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