preoperative health status
FIG. 1 4 A, Lip mucosa examined by everting upper and lower lips. B,Tongue examined by having patient protrude it. Examiner then qrasps tongue with cotton sponge and gently manipulates it to examine lateral’ borders. Patient also asked to lift tongue to allow visualization of ventral surface and floor of mouth. C, Submandibular gland examined by bimanually feeling gland through floor of mouth and skin under floor of mouth.