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Reconstruction of the tongue is seldom required. The settings for the application of the method presented here will fortunately be very few. We believe it worth presenting, however, as a guidepost to those who may be confronted with a similar desperate situation, regardless of how it may have come about. In our case, it has resulted in immeasurable improvement in function because it restored two important movements to the tongue, (1) apposition with the hard palate and (2) apposition with the central incisors.
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