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A month after the initial discomfort was noticed, ventral displacement of the hyoid apparatus, associated with distension of the intermandibular sublingual space and of the gular skin, were observed on oral examination.
The sublingual space (SLS) is located inferior to intrinsic muscles of the oral tongue, lateral to the genioglossus-geniohyoid complex and superomedial to the mylohyoid muscle.
In contrast, the root of the mandibular incisors lies above the mylohyoid muscle, and infection of the incisors tends to spread to the sublingual space.