Flashcards in Exam 3 (Josh) - Nose, Mouth, & Throat Deck (16)
Clinical name for 'nostrils'
Clinical name for 'septum'
How many sinus locations are there?
Sphenoid Sinuses (don't palpate these)
What happens to the nose in the aging adult?
- loss of subcutaneous tissue (makes nose look more prominent)
- coarser nose hairs
- diminished sense of smell
What should the sinuses normally feel like upon palpation?
firm pressure, but no pain
What do normal tonsils look like?
- rough, indented crypts
- no exudate (puss)
Tonsil Grading Scale
2+ Halfway b/t tonsilar pillars & uvula
3+ Touching the uvula
4+ Touching one another
Cracked skin on corners of the skin caused by too much salivation?
Which herpes simplex normally causes the cold sores of the mouth?
What is an Aphthous Ulcer?
Any unhealed sore on lips for longer than 2 weeks needs to be checked for what?
What are the clinical presentation of carcinoma?
- initially round & indurated (firm)
- becomes crusted & ulcerated
- elevated border
- b/t outer and middle third of lips
Why check the lateral aspect of the tongues?
this is the most frequent site of carcinoma on the tongue
Intranasal Corticosteroids can cause which condition in the mouth?
- yeast infection
What are signs and symptoms of dehydration of the mouth?
- dry mucosa
- fissured tongue
- cracked lips