Neck/Submandibular Region

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Severson 2/10/12

What membranous structure connects the thyroid cartilage and the hyoid bone?
A. Cricothyroid membrane
B. Thyrohyoid membrane
C. Vocal folds

B. Thyrohyoid membrane

What layer of cervical fascia surrounds the thyroid cartilage?
A. Carotid sheath
B. Infrahyoid fascia
C. Investing layer of deep cervical fascia
D. Pretracheal or visceral fascia
E. Prevertebral fascia

D. Pretracheal or visceral fascia

What fascia covers the posterior triangle of the neck, and encloses the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscle?
A. Carotid sheath
B. Infrahyoid fascia
C. Investing layer of deep cervical fascia
D. Pretracheal or visceral fascia
E. Prevertebral fascia

C. Investing layer of deep cervical fascia

Which of these cutaneous sensory nerves is NOT located in the posterior triangle of the neck?
A. Auriculotemporal nerve
B. Great auricular nerve
C. Lesser occipital nerve
D. Supraclavicular nerves
E. Transverse cervical nerves

A. Auriculotemporal nerve

Which of the following cutaneous sensory nerves is NOT included in the cervical plexus ?
A. Great auricular nerve
B. Greater occipital nerve
C. Lesser occipital nerve
D. Supraclavicular nerves
E. Transverse cervical nerves

B. Greater occipital nerve

Which of the following muscles is NOT innervated by the ansa cervicalis?
A. Omohyoid
B. Platysma
C. Sternohyoid
D. Sternothyroid
E. Thyrohyoid

B. Platysma

The ansa cervicalis is embedded in the
A. Carotid sheath.
B. Infrahyoid fascia.
C. Investing layer of deep cervical fascia.
D. Pretracheal or visceral fascia.
E. Prevertebral fascia.
F. Superficial fascia.

A. Carotid sheath.

Which of the following statements is CORRECT regarding the platysma muscle?
A. It is attached to the hyoid bone.
B. It is an infrahyoid muscle.
C. It is a suprahyoid muscle.
D. It is innervated by the cervical branch of the facial nerve.
E. It is innervated by the ansa cervicalis

D. It is innervated by the cervical branch of the facial nerve.

Which of the strap muscles is innervated by a branch that appears to come off the hypoglossal nerve after the superior root of the ansa cervicalis has descended from CN XII?
A. Cricothyroid muscle
B. Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle
C. Sternohyoid muscle
D. Superior belly of the omohyoid muscle
E. Thyrohyoid muscle

E. Thyrohyoid muscle

Which of the following structures is located outside of the carotid sheath?
A. Common carotid artery
B. Internal jugular vein
C. Sympathetic chain
D. Vagus nerve

C. Sympathetic chain

Which of the following structures passes through the thyrohyoid membrane?
A. Facial artery
B. Inferior alveolar artery
C. Lingual artery
D. Maxillary artery
E. Superior laryngeal artery
F. Superior thyroid artery

E. Superior laryngeal artery

At what level does the common carotid bifurcate into its two terminal branches?
A. Hyoid bone
B. Lower border of the thyroid cartilage
C. Sternal notch
D. Thyroid gland isthmus
E. Upper border of the thyroid cartilage

E. Upper border of the thyroid

What nerve cell bodies are found in the superior, middle and inferior cervical sympathetic ganglia?
A. General somatic afferent cell bodies
B. General visceral afferent cell bodies
C. Postganglionic sympathetic cell bodies
D. Preganglionic sympathetic cell bodies
E. Special visceral afferent cell bodies

C. Postganglionic sympathetic cell bodies

Through which opening does the accessory nerve enter the cranial cavity?
A. Foramen magnum
B. Hypoglossal foramen
C. Internal acoustic meatus
D. Jugular foramen
E. Superior orbital fissure

A. Foramen magnum

Through which opening does the accessory nerve leave the cranial cavity?
A. Foramen magnum
B. Hypoglossal foramen
C. Internal acoustic meatus
D. Jugular foramen
E. Superior orbital fissure

D. Jugular foramen

Which of the listed muscles of the pharynx is NOT innervated by the vagus nerve?
A. Cricopharyngeus muscle
B. Palatopharyngeus
C. Salpingopharyngeus
D. Stylopharyngeus
E. Superior, middle and inferior pharyngeal constrictors

D. Stylopharyngeus

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