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Anatomy of neck + innervation of structures. Anatomy (gross and histological) and physiology of the lymphoid system, and of the head and neck –light, clinically.

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1 Anatomy of neck + innervation of structures. Anatomy (gross and histological) and physiology of the lymphoid system, and of the head and neck –light, clinically relevant summary - DAN From now I will pay more attention when we formulate FQs because this one sucked

2 Contents 1.Neck Fascia 2.Danger Triangle 3.Larynx and Thyroid gland 4.Cervical lymphatic drainage

3 Fascia of the Neck Structures in the neck are surrounded by a superficial fascia (subcutaneous tissue) They are compartmentalised by layers of deep cervical fascia.

4 The Fascial layers Superficial cervical fascia – Thin layer of CT that lies between the dermis of the skin and the investing layer of the deep cervical fascia – Cutaneous nerves, blood and lymph vessels, superficial lymph nodes, continous anterolaterally with the platysma Deep cervical fascia – Investing layer, pretracheal layer, Prevertebral layer, Alar fascia and carotid sheath

5 Neck fascia Subcutaneous tissue Investing layer Pretracheal layer Carotid sheath Pre vertebral lyaer DEEP CERVICAL FASCIA SUPERFICIAL CERVICAL FASCIA Retropharyngeal space

6 Investing layer Surrounds: Sternocleoidomastoids, Trapezius, submandibular gland, parotid gland Superior attachments: Superior nuchal line, mastoid processes, zygomatic arches, inferior border of mandible, hyoid, spinous processes of cervical vertibrae

7 Pretracheal layer Includes – Visceral part (thyroid gland, trachea, oesophagus) – Muscular part (infrahyoid muscles) Continuous with – Carotid sheaths laterally – Buccopharyngeal fascia posterosuperiorly – Pericardium inferiorly

8 Carotid Sheath Extends from cranial base – root of neck Continuous – Anteriorly: investing and pretracheal layer – Posteriorly: Prevertebral layer Important structures hidden within: – Common + internal carotid arteries – IJV – CN X – Deep cervical nodes – Carotid sinus nerve – Sympathetic nerve fibres

9 Pre Vertebral layer Fixed to the cranial base superiorly, inferiorly fuses with the anterior longitudinal ligament Forms a tubular sheath for the vertebral column and muscles surrounding it.

10 Retropharyngeal space The largest interfascial space in the neck. Potential space that consists of loose connective tissue between the prevertebral layer and the pretracheal layer. The Alar fascia crosses the retropharyngeal space Allows the movement of the pharynx, oesophagus, larynx and trachea Major pathway for spread of infection

11 Neck fascia Subcutaneous tissue Investing layer Pretracheal layer Carotid sheath Pre vertebral lyaer DEEP CERVICAL FASCIA SUPERFICIAL CERVICAL FASCIA Retropharyngeal space

12 Importance of Fascia + its layers Spread of infection is limited by facsial boundaries Example – An Pus abscess posterior to the prevetebral layer may extend laterally in the neck and form a swelling posterior to the SCM. The pus may perforate the prevertebral layer and enter the retropharyngeal space, producing a bulge in the pharynx. Dsyphagia, dysarthria

13 Danger triangle of the FACE There is a communication between the facial vein and the cavernous sinus via the via the ophthalmic veins. Bacterial infections can be caused by pus entering the brain's blood supply if pimples in the danger triangle are picked by dirty fingernails.

14 How??? Area of drainage of the facial vein

15 Larnyx

16 Larynx Innervation Motor: recurrent laryngeal nerves S: superior laryngeal nerves Blood supply Superior half: superior laryngeal a. (branch of the s. Thyroid a.) Inferior half: inferoir laryngeal artery (branch of the i. Thyroid artery) Lymph drainage: Superior + inferior deep cervical nodes  jugular trunk  thoracic duct (L)/right thoracic duct (R)

17 PIE CHART

18 Thyroid Gland Innervation Parasympathetic fibers come from the vagus nerves Sympathetic fibers are distributed from the superior, middle, and inferior ganglia of the sympathetic trunk. – Blood supply Superior half: superior thyroid artery Inferior half: inferior Thyroid artery Lymph drainage: periglandular nodes  prelaryngeal  pretracheal  paratracheal  mediastinal lymph nodes.

19 Thyroid gland Colloid filled follicle Epithelium (principle cells) parafollicular cells

20 Anatomy of the Lymphoid system Lymph nodes Lymph Vessels – Main lymphatic vessels in the body Right lymphatic duct Thoracic duct Cisterna Chyli

21 Lymphatic system/ Immune System

22 Lymph Node

23 Lymph node Histology

24 Important lymphatic sites

25 Waldeylers rings Waldeyer's-Pirogov tonsillar ring describes the lymphatic tissue in the pharynx and to the posterior oral cavity. It contains – Pharyngeal tonsil (also known as 'adenoids' when infected) – Tubal tonsil (where Eustachian tube opens in the nasopharynx) – Palatine tonsils – Lingual tonsils

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27 Cervical lymph node drainage Main lymph node groups in the neck – Submental/ Submandibular – Parotid – Retropharyngeal – Anterior cervical – Deep lateral cervical

28 Submental/Submandibular 1. Submental nodes – drainage from: adjacent skin, lips, floor of the mouth – drain to: the submandibular nodal group 2. Submandibular nodes – drainage from : anterior face, flow of the mouth, anterior oral cavity, and submental nodal group. – drain to :the high internal jugular chain (7)

29 Parotid 8. Parotid gland nodes Intra or extra glandular nodes. drainage from: external artery canal, eustachian tube, adjacent skin, buccal mucosa. drain to: high internal jugular chain (7)

30 Retropharyngeal Two compartments: Medial and lateral retropharyngeal. Medial retropharyngeal – drainage from: nasal pharynx and oral pharynx – drain to: high internal jugular chain. Lateral retropharyngeal: same as medial Clinical sign: Early sign of nasal pharyngeal cancer may be presence of abnormal lateral retropharyngeal node in the patient over forty.

31 Deep Lateral cervical Consists of – Internal Jugular chain (7) drainage from: from parotid, retropharyngeal, and submandibular/submental groups. drain to: the subclavian vein and/or internal jugular vein and/or into the right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct. – Posterior triangle drainage from: occipital/mastoid, lateral neck, scalp, nasal pharyngeal sources. drain to: – Supraclavicular: Same as Post. Triangle

32 Anterior cervical Anterior jugular: superficial. Follows the course of the external jugular vein. Receives drainage from skin and muscles of the anterior neck. Drains to the thoracic duct. Paraesophageal group: Tracheal esophageal groove nodes and delphian node. Abnormal delphian node is often an indicator subglottic laryngeal cancer extension. This group receives drainages from hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid, and esophagus. Drainage is then to the thoracic duct.

33 Physiology of the lymphoid system Re-uptake of excess fluid in interstitial tissue at capillary beds Antigen presentation to naive lymphocytes Activation of naive lymphocytes


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