base of tongue

root of tongue

[TA]
the posterior attached portion of the tongue.
Synonym(s): radix linguae [TA], base of tongue

base of tongue

The portion of the tongue directed posteriorly and superiorly, which lies behind the sulcus terminalis and attaches into the hyoid bone.
 
Surgical anatomy
An area defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer as extending from the line of the circumvallate papillae to the junction of the base of the epiglottis (valleculae), including the pharyngoepiglottis and glossoepiglottic folds.

base of tongue

Surgical anatomy An area defined by the Am Joint Committee on Cancer, as extending from the line of the circumvallate papillae to the junction of the base of the epiglottis–valleculae, including the pharyngoepiglottis and glossoepiglottic folds See Oropharynx, Oropharynx proper.

root of tongue

(rūt tŭng) [TA]
Posterior attached portion of tongue.
Synonym(s): base of tongue.
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Impaction of fish bone in cervical oesophagus and thoracic oesophagus is less frequent as compared to relatively dense tissues like pharyngeal tonsils, base of tongue and valecullae.
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The association between HPV and cancers of the palatine tonsils and base of tongue seem to be genuine, because it is independent from the influence of smoking and alcohol.
Total glossectomy (with or without total laryngectomy) followed by postoperative radiotherapy remains the principal treatment method for advanced base of tongue carcinoma.
The Somnoplasty procedure for obstructive sleep apnea, which is performed under local anesthesia, treats sleep apnea by shrinking soft tissue in the upper airway including the base of tongue, the source of obstruction that is most difficult to treat.
The stimulation is delivered to the muscles that control the base of tongue, preventing the tongue from collapsing and obstructing the airway.
5cm noted in submandibular region extending into the floor of mouth posteriorly up to base of tongue.
Human papillomavirus is more common in base of tongue than in mobile tongue cancer and is a favorable prognostic factor in base of tongue cancer patients.
The retrospective study looked at 40 patients who underwent one of three surgical interventions - uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, tonsillectomy or radiofrequency ablation of the base of tongue - between January 2007 and December 2009.