Innovative approach to lingual base lesions

  • Manish Munjal Deptt of ENTHNS, Dayanand Medical college and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Archana Arora Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
  • Amanjeet Singh Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
  • Dinesh Sood Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
  • Tushar Singla Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Keywords: Base tongue, video laryngoscope

Abstract

 Visualization and resection, in toto or sampling of base tongue lesions involves either a "ceiling" or a "floor" intervention. The concerned area is not in a straight line of view, necessitating thereby either 45 or 70 degree angled telescopes with 45 or 90 degree angled punch trucut instrumentation. In addition a curved tongue retractor is needed to lift out the anterior part of the tongue. To obviate the need of one instrument, a curved blade intubation video laryngoscope can be utilized with ease. A massive base tongue hemispherical mass was excised using this innovative technique. 

Author Biographies

Manish Munjal, Deptt of ENTHNS, Dayanand Medical college and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Professor and Head
Archana Arora, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Senior Resident
Amanjeet Singh, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
Junior resident
Dinesh Sood, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
professor

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Published
2017-09-05
Section
Case Reports