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The parotid gland : anatomy, contents, blood and nerve supply

The parotid gland : anatomy, contents, blood and nerve supply

The parotid gland: anatomy, contents, blood and nerve supply The parotid gland: anatomy Is the largest of the salivary glands, almost totally serous in secretion. Shape: The gland is a pyramid with an irregular triangular base directed laterally Position: *The pyramid is wedged in the slit between the external auditory meatus posteriorly & the mandible […]

July 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The pharyngeal cavity: The nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx

The pharyngeal cavity: The nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx

The pharyngeal cavity: The nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx The pharyngeal cavity is divided according to the part it lies behind into : 1- The nasopharynx; which lies behind the nasal cavity & extends from the base of the skull to the level of the hard palate (L1). 2- The oropharynx; which lies behind the oral […]

July 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
The maxillary artery: Course, Branches and supply

The maxillary artery: Course, Branches and supply

The maxillary artery: Course, Branches and supply –    The larger of the two terminal branches of the ECA –    Enters the ITF by passing deep to the mandibular neck, between it & the sphenomandibular ligament, together with the maxillary veins & the auriculotemporal nerve –    It possesses a tortuous course passing usually (in 2/3 of […]

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The danger area of the face

The danger area of the face

The danger area of the face Upper lip and the lower part of nose area is called dangerous area of face. The facial vein communicates with the cavernous sinus through the deep facial vein with the pterygoid venous plexus which passes backward over the buccinator. Excessive irritation or aggravation of infected tissues, whose venous drainage […]

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Salivary Calculi : Clinical Features , Pathology , Management

Salivary Calculi : Clinical Features , Pathology , Management

Salivary Calculi : Clinical Features , Pathology , Management A stone can form in a salivary gland or duct. At least 80% of calculi form in the submandibular gland, about 6% in the parotid and about 2% in the sublingual and minor salivary glands. Clinical features : Adults are mainly affected Males twice as often […]

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Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth

Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth

Hyperdontia or Supernumerary teeth Definition : Should extra tooth germs of either the primary or secondary dentition occur, and then extra teeth will appear, a condition known as hyperdontia. This may have arisen as a result of extra proliferations of the dental lamina or one of the normal tooth germs, at an early stage, actually […]

January 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
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