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The Respiratory System in the Head and Neck

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1 The Respiratory System in the Head and Neck
The Nose : The nose consists of the external nose and the nasal cavity, both of which are divided by a septum into right and left halves. External Nose : The external nose has two elliptical orifices called the nostrils, which are separated from each other by the nasal septum .



4 Nasal Cavity : The nasal cavity extends from the nostrils in front to the posterior nasal apertures or choanae behind, where the nose opens into the nasopharynx. The nasal vestibule is the area of the nasal cavity lying just inside the nostril . The nasal cavity is divided into right and left halves by the nasal septum . The septum is made up of the septal cartilage, the vertical plate of the ethmoid , and the vomer.

5 Blood Supply of the External Nose:
The skin of the external nose is supplied by branches of the ophthalmic and the maxillary arteries . The skin of the ala and the lower part of the septum are supplied by branches from the facial artery. Nerve Supply of the External Nose: The infratrochlear and external nasal branches of the ophthalmic nerve (V 1) and the infraorbital branch of the maxillary nerve (V2).


7 Larynx Def. : it’s the organ of voice & acts also as an air passage
Site : in the median regoin of neck extending from root of tongue to trachea(C4 – C6 cervical vertebra) Relation : ant. :infrahyoid strap muscle On each side : thyroid gland post. : pharynx Structure of larynx : is formed of cartilages that are held together by ligaments and membranes, moved by muscles, and lined by mucous membrane

8 Cartilage of larynx: Single 1) Epiglottis 2) thyroid cartilage
3) cricoid cartilage Paried arytenoid cartilage Corniculate 3) cuniform cartilage

9 1) Epiglottis : It’s leaf-like shaped of elastic cartilage located behind tongue& the hyoid bone infront 2) thyroid cartilage: It is formed of 2 laminae of hyaline cartilage meeting in the midline in the prominent V angle (the so-called Adam's apple). 3) the cricoid cartilage : it’s shaped like a signet ring of hyaline cartilage lies below thyroid cartilage 4) Arytenoid cartilage : It’s pyramidal in shape that articulate with upper border of cricoid cartilage lies at the back of larynx.

10 It’s articulate with apex of arytenoid catilage
5) Corniculate cartilage : It’s articulate with apex of arytenoid catilage 6) Cuniform cartilage : It’s articulate in front of corniculate cartilage.


12 Membranes of larynx 1 ) thyrohyoid membrane:
It connects upper margin of the catilage below to hyoid bone a bove. 2) Quadrangular membrane: This extends between the epiglottis and the arytenoid cartilages . 3) cricothyroid membane & ligament: It connects the thyroid cartilag & cricoid cartilage It’s the lower part of the fibroelastic membrane linning the larynx. The ant. Median part of this membrane is called median cricothyroid lig. The lateral part of the cricothyroid membrane is called cricovocal membrane.


14 Muscles of the larynx Intrinsic muscles (cicothyroid muscle)
It’s divided into 2 groups : Intrinsic muscles (cicothyroid muscle) 2) Extrinsic muscles .

15 Intrinsic muscles cicothyroid muscle:
Origin : side of cricoid cartilage Insertion : lower border of thyroid cartilage N. Supply : External laryngeal nerve Action: movement of vocal cords


17 Extrinsic muscles It’s divided into :2 groups
Elevator of larynx: Which include: Digasteric Stylohyoid Mylohyoid Geniohyoid Stylopharyngeus Salpingopharyngeus palatopharyngeus Depressors of larynx: Which include: Sternothyroid Sternohyoid Omohyoid

18 Nerve supply of larynx 1) motor :
* All intrinsic Ms. Of the larynx are supplied by recurrent laryngeal nerve EXCEPT cricothyroid Ms. Which is supplied by by external laryngeal nerve. 2) sensory : Mucous membrane of larynx which: * A bove the vocal folds is supplied by internal laryngeal nerve. *Below the vocal folds is supplied by recurrent laryngeal nerve .

19 Trachea Cartilaginous and membranous tube
Starts from the lower border of the cricoid cartilage Ends by dividing into two main bronchi (Carina point) at the level of the 4th and 5th thoracic vertebrae

20 Trachea in the neck Blood supply: inferior thyroid arteries
Nerve supply: vagus, recurrent laryngeal, sympethatic trunk


22 Thank you very much

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