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Submandibular and sublingual spaces: diagnostic imaging and evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The mylohyoid muscle divides the lower part of the oral cavity into 2 spaces: the sublingual space, which is located superior to the muscle, and the submandibular space, inferior to the muscle but superior to the hyoid bone. Although the submandibular and sublingual spaces are small, a wide range of pathologic processes may involve these spaces. They include cystic lesions, inflammatory conditions with various causes, rare vascular lesions, and benign and malignant neoplasms. This article outlines the radiologic anatomy of the region, describes the various pathologic processes that may affect it, and discusses the use of imaging in their evaluation.
Authors:
Amit K Agarwal; Sangam G Kanekar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1311-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA. Electronic address: aagarwal1@hmc.psu.edu.
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