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PUBLISHED: Partial Glossectomy

Partial Glossectomy
Liana Puscas, MD, MHS1C. Scott Brown, MD1Vahagn G. Hambardzumyan, MD2
1Duke University Medical Center
2Yerevan State Medical University, Heratsi Hospital Complex

In this clinical case, a patient presented with a well-circumscribed lesion on her tongue, causing interference with eating as it grew. Despite its benign appearance, an initial in-office biopsy was performed and metastatic breast cancer was found.

Jaw and oral cavity involvement by metastatic disease is very rare, occurring in less than 1% of all oral malignancies. In this video, a partial glossectomy was performed to remove the lesion.