Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 2

Rehabilitation of the Stomatognathic System in Patients with Hemiglosectomy. A Case Report

Montes González Jesús*, Peso Florencia, Valenzuela María Eva, Rimoldi Candela, Felice Agostina, Provassi Paula

Kinesiology Unit, Pedro Fiorito General Acute Interzonal Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Corresponding Author: Felice Agostina, Kinesiology Unit, Pedro Fiorito General Acute Interzonal Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Received: October 13, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022


Introduction: Head and neck cancer includes tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, with oral cancer being the eighth most common in the world. The tongue is one of the most common sites of carcinoma oral. The primary treatment of choice for this pathology is surgical by hemiglosectomy. This type of surgery affects the stomatognathic system which ensures the vital functions of swallowing, chewing and communication. As for the rehabilitation treatment, the literature proposes exercises to improve the musculature and mobility of the tongue and the floor of the mouth as well as the jaw. The objective of this study is to describe the evolution of a patient with hemiglosectomia without indication of prosthesis or reconstruction, after having carried out a rehabilitation plan of the stomatognathic system in the external office of higA Pedro Fiorito de Avellaneda.

Case Description: Male patient of 32 years with diagnosis of left hemiglosectomy secondary to oral carcinoma. At the initial evaluation, it presents alterations for masticatory and lingual movements and decreased cervical and scar mobility. As for their quality of life and stab altered. There are 2 sessions per week of 1 hour duration with various exercises of elongation, muscle energy, trigger points, active and passive exercises among others. Upon re-evaluation, the patient achieves improvement in terms of the mobility of the altered structures and their quality of life.

Conclusion: The present work describes the evolution of a patient with hemiglosectomy after performing kinetic treatment of the stomatognathic system in the external office of higA Pedro Fiorito de Avellaneda.

Keywords: Hemiglosectomy; Tongue Cancer; Stomatognathic System; Rehabilitation


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Citation: Montes González Jesús., et al. “Rehabilitation of the Stomatognathic System in Patients with Hemiglosectomy. A Case Report".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.2 (2022): 35-42.


Copyright: © 2022 Montes González Jesús., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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