New Delhi: A cancer patient has got hisspeech back after doctors recreated a portion of histongue, which was removed because of the disease, usingtissues from his forearm. "The entire left side of his tongue was chopped off dueto cancer. We took a portion of tissue from his forearm andreconstructed it," Dr Sunil Choudhary, Senior ConsultantPlastic Surgeon, Max Super Speciality Hospital, said.
"Since it was a tissue transplant that involvedtransferring artery and vein including matching them withthose in the reconstructive site, need for a microscope wasinevitable," he said. Pandey now is back to his to his normal life. The clarityin his voice does not give any clue that he had undergone asurgery of the tongue. "I am able to talk and eat. There is no dependence ontubes or anything," Pandey said. PTI
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