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Glossodynia and tongue edema. Heavy smoker
Plurilobular collection (30 x 25 x 40 mm LL x AP x CC) with homogeneous fluid content and thickened, hyperemic walls located in the midline at the body of the tongue, displacing the genioglossus muscle: finding consistent with abscess.
Right maxillary sinus chronic inflammation.
Normal sublingual and submandibular space.
No significant latero-cervical enlarged lymph nodes.
Normal pharynx and larynx.
This case shows the typical symptoms and CT findings of a lingual abscess.
The patient underwent intravenous antibiotic therapy and surgical drainage.