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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8 minutes for mucosa of ventral surface of tongue and mucosa of floor of mouth, respectively.
The clamp is inserted through the incision until it reaches the inferior surface of the mandible and then travels in a supraperiosteal plane along the lingual cortex of the mandible until the tip of the clamp can be visualized through the mucosa of the floor of mouth.
18 This can be attributed to the fact that taste buds are present not only on the tongue but also on the floor of mouth, epiglottis, soft palate and mucous membrane projection which is actually a remnant of embryonic buccopharyngeal membrane.
Although skeletal muscle commonly harbors the cysticerci, we report a case in which they had infested the mylohyoid muscle in the floor of mouth, a site that has not been mentioned previously in the literature.
In this patient, restricted mouth opening was contributed by muscular spasm due to pain, in addition to the edema of the floor of mouth.
Hofstra et al (2004) in their study also described good oral function and esthetic results following recon- struction of small defects of the anterior floor of mouth with nasolabial flap.
6 The Buccal mucosa is the most common site for SCC followed by anterior 2/3rd of tongue, lower gum, lip, hard palate, floor of mouth and upper gum.
CASE REPORT: A 38 years old male patient presented to the outpatient department of our institution with sudden onset painless swelling in floor of mouth with occasional episodes of bleeding from mouth for three weeks.
CT revealed the presence of bilateral multiple calculi along the floor of mouth, dilated Wharton's ducts proximal to the calculi, and enlarged submandibular glands with dilated ducts within the glands (figure 1).
There was no visible swelling in the floor of mouth and on bidigital palpation submandibular gland was palpable along with the swelling.
A mucosal incision on the right side of the floor of mouth was made and right sublingual gland was removed in toto.
Midline cyst in the floor of mouth pathogenesis is not well understood and dysontogenetic, traumatic, and thyroglossal anomaly theories have been suggested.