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  • 1. Patient Introduction
  • 2. Resection of Lesion
  • 3. Specimen Margins
  • 4. Hemostasis
  • 5. Closure
  • 6. Long-acting Local Anesthetic
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Partial Glossectomy


Liana Puscas, MD, MHS, C. Scott Brown, MD
Duke University Medical Center

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A patient presented with a well-circumscribed lesion of her tongue that had been interfering with eating as it grew. After an in-office biopsy that diagnosed it as metastatic breast cancer, Dr. Liana Puscas and her resident perform a partial glossectomy to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

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