Woman has tongue made from her arm, after the old one cut off due to cancer – England

Stephanie Wigglesworth, 36, was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma at the age of 30.

She underwent a procedure where surgeons cut through her neck, sliced her tongue straight down the middle and removed half of if.

They then constructed a new tongue using skin, muscle and a long vein from the woman’s left arm.

The mum from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said: “The surgery was long and I was exhausted when I finally woke up.

Source: Mum who had tongue removed to fight cancer got a new one – made from her arm

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