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Anaesthetic guidelines for determining airway anatomy recommend estimating 'thyromental distance' ie the space between the thyroid cartilage and floor of mouth (Magboul 2005).
Ranulas are classified as either "simple" and confined to the sublingual space, or as "plunging" with extension through the floor of mouth and below the mylohyoid muscle.
When extra-cardiac rhabdomyomas occur within the oral cavity, they arise most commonly in the floor of mouth, followed by the tongue, and then the soft palate, submandibular area, tonsil, buccal mucosa, and lip.