Normal CT anatomy of the tongue, floor of mouth and oropharynx

Clin Radiol. 1989 May;40(3):248-53. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(89)80184-9.


A computed tomography (CT) technique is described which demonstrates the structures and tissue planes in the floor of mouth, tongue and oropharynx. The anatomy, which forms the basis for understanding pathological change, is given in detail and illustrated by axial and coronal images and line drawings.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mouth / anatomy & histology*
  • Mouth / diagnostic imaging
  • Oropharynx / anatomy & histology*
  • Oropharynx / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Tongue / anatomy & histology*
  • Tongue / diagnostic imaging