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Face/Throat Injuries

Chapter 26

Adam's apple The firm prominence in the upper part of the larynx formed by the thyroid cartilage.
Air embolism the presence of air in the veins, which can lead to cardiac arrest if it enters the heart.
Avulsed Pulled or torn away.
Cranium The skull
Eustachian Tube A branch of the internal auditory canal that connects the middle ear to the oropharynx.
External auditory canal The ear canal; leads to the tympanic membrane.
Foramen Magnum The large opening at the base of the skull through which the brain connects to the spinal cord.
Hematoma The collection of blood in a space, tissue, or organ due to a break in the wall of a blood vessel.
Mandible The bone of the lower jaw
Mastoid Process The prominent bony mass at the base of the skull about 1 inch posterior to the external opening of the ear.
Maxillae The bones that form the upper jaw on either side of the face; they contain the upper teeth and form part of the orbit of the eye, the nasal cavity, and the palate.
Occiput The most posterior portion of the skull.
Pinna The external, visible part of the ear
Sternocleidomastoid muscles The muscles on either side of the neck that allow movement of the head.
Subcutaneous emphysema A characteristic crackling sensation felt on palpation of the skin, caused by the presence of air in soft tissues.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) The joint formed where the mandible and cranium meet, just in front of the ear.
Tragus The small, rounded, fleshly bulge that lies immediately anterior to the ear canal
turbinates Layers of bone within the nasal cavity.
Tympanic membrane The eardrum, which lies between the external and middle ear.
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