KAREN H.CALHOUNMDRONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMD
In addition to the sublingual and submaxillary spaces, we have found that the lateral pharyngeal space is usually involved in Ludwig angina to some extent. This has been brought to our attention now that we use computed tomography to determine the extent of the infection. The infection is usually bilateral, although the sublingual space is divided in the midline by the genioglossus and hyoglossus muscles.
Quinn FB. Ludwig Angina. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(5):599. doi:10.1001/archotol.125.5.599
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