floor of mouth


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floor of mouth

(flōr mowth)
That area of the oral cavity beneath the tongue.
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The pilot balloon is brought through the floor of mouth first, and then a second pass with the clamp allows the ETT (with the connector removed) to be brought out of the submental incision and be reconnected to the anesthesia circuit (figure 3).
A diagnosis of Ludwig's angina was made on the basis of bilateral submandibular sialadenitis with sialolithiasis, which had caused the edema in the floor of mouth and the tongue.
After the airway was secured, examination confirmed the presence of palpable stones along the floor of mouth bilaterally and pus expressed from both Wharton's ducts.