USMLE Step 1 Review 02 21 Anatomy Innervation of Swallowing

USMLE Step 1 Review 02 21 Anatomy Innervation of Swallowing


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Begin 02 21 Anatomy Innervation of Swallowing Transcription

Why is it important to think about the lymphatics of the tongue?

  • Because of the frequency of carcinoma of the tongue.

When palpating for metastases from carcinoma of the tongue, what areas should you palpate?

  • There are four of them, we’ll take them from top to bottom.  First, submental nodes.  Second, submandibular nodes.  Third, deep cervical nodes.  Fourth, nodes along the internal jugular vein.

When you have metastatic spread like this, what are the names for the two surgeries that are designed to remove such metastases?

  • Radical neck dissection or block dissection of the neck.



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