Flashcards in Submandibular/Sublingual Glands Deck (12)
The submandibular gland wraps around what other structure in the submandibular fossa?
Posterior boarder of the mylohyoid
What are the two parts of the subandibular gland?
1) Superficial part
2) Deep part
Where does the superficial part of the submandibular gland lie?
Within the submandibular triangle in teh submandibular fossa
Where does the deep part of the submandibular gland lie?
Superior to the mylohyoid muscle
How long is the submandibular duct?
Where does the submandibular duct open to?
into the oral cavity on the sublingual caruncle
Where is the sublingual caruncle located?
lateral to the frenulum of the tongue
What is the nerve innervation of the submandibular gland?
Parasynpathetic fibers from the facial nerve (CN VII) wia the submandibular ganglion
Which of the major salivary glands is the smallest?
Where does the sublingual gland lie?
superior to the mylohyoid muscle within the sublingual fossa
T/F: The sublingual gland empties through the sublingual caruncles
False: it empties into the floor of the mouth by 12 short ducts located along the sublingual fold