- Repeated middle ear infections have destroyed the tympanic plexus in the middle ear cavity. The loss of preganglionic parasympathetic fibers that pass through the plexus diminish production of:
Mucus in the nasal cavity
Mucus on the soft palate
Saliva by the parotid gland
Saliva by the submandibular and sublingual glands
Tears by the lacrimal gland
- The soft palate is active in all of the following except:
- Most paranasal sinuses and/or air cells drain, directly or indirectly, into the:
- Irrigation of the maxillary sinus through its opening is a supportive measure to accelerate the resolution of a maxillary sinus infection. Which of the following nasal spaces is the most likely approach to the sinus opening?
- In assessing a deep laceration of the right side of the nose, the attending physician determines that the cartilage on the lateral side of the nostril has been cut. What cartilage was injured?
None of the above
- The nasolacrimal duct empties into which part of the nasal cavity?
- The pharyngeal tonsils, or adenoids, may become inflamed and in serious cases need to be removed. Where would the physician search for them?
In the tonsillar fossa
In the pharyngeal recess
In the piriform recess
In the roof of the nasopharynx
Upon the dorsal surface of the tongue
- The middle nasal concha is part of what bone?
- A 23-year-old man comes to you complaining that he can’t stop crying, i.e. tears regularly run down the right side of his face. You suspect that one of the lacrimal ducts on the right side of the face is blocked. You look into an endoscope to see if the nasolacrimal duct is blocked. Into which part of the nasal cavity would you look to see the opening of the duct?
- Which structure forms a border of the tonsillar fossa?
Lateral glossoepiglottic fold
Medial pterygoid plate
- The communication between the pharynx and the nasal cavity is known as the: