Anatomy of the Submandibular Gland

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What nerve is the submandibular duct hooked by?

Lingual nerve

What is the location of the deep part of the submandibular gland?

On the lateral surface of the hyoglossus

What is the length of the submandibular duct?

5cm

What is the location of the sublingual gland?

In the sublingual fossa above the anterior part of the mylohyoid line

What is the relationship of the deep part of the submandibular gland to the mylohyoid muscle?

It is related laterally to mylohyoid

Where does the submandibular duct open in the floor of the mouth?

On the side of the frenulum of the tongue

What is the boundary that separates the submandibular gland from the parotid gland?

Stylomandibular ligament

Which of the following structures is NOT related to the superficial surface of the superficial part of the submandibular gland?

Lingual nerve

What is the shape of the superficial part of the submandibular gland in cross-section?

Triangular

Which of the following muscles is related to the deep medial surface of the superficial part of the submandibular gland?

Hyoglossus muscle

What is the action that elevates the hyoid bone?

Elevation of the hyoid bone

Which of the following structures is NOT an extension of the submandibular gland?

The inferior alveolar nerve

Which nerve is responsible for the sensory supply of the submandibular and sublingual glands?

Lingual nerve

What is the location of the submandibular ganglion?

Submandibular region on the lateral surface of hyoglossus muscle

How many ducts does the sublingual salivary gland have?

20

What is the origin of the sympathetic nerve supply of the submandibular and sublingual glands?

Plexus around the facial artery

Which nerve does the parasympathetic fibers relay in to supply the submandibular and sublingual glands?

Submandibular ganglion

What is the posterior border of the sublingual gland?

Anterior border of the hyoglossus muscle

Explore the location and extensions of the submandibular gland, including its relationships with surrounding muscles and glands.

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