Glossectomy Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Glossectomy:
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have glossectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Tongue bleeding
- Airway blockage from swelling and bleeding
- Trouble swallowing and aspiration of liquids
- Difficulty speaking
- Weight loss
- Failure of flap-occurs when transplanted skin or flap does not get enough blood flow
- Recurrence of cancer
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Lung disease
- Large tumors
- Prior radiation
- Prior chemotherapy
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.