Submandibular Exam


Submandibular Exam, Submandibular Triangle

  • Images
  1. Triangles of the neck
    1. entNeckMusclesHyoidGrayBB512.gifLewis (1918) Gray's Anatomy 20th ed (in public domain at Yahoo or BartleBy)
  • Exam
  • Extra-Oral Exam of the Anterior Triangle
  1. Background: Anterior triangle borders
    1. Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
    2. Sternal Notch
    3. Mandible
  2. Technique: Submandibular Triangle
    1. Thumb against Mandible
    2. Palpate Submandibular Triangle
    3. Press upward and outward toward Mandible
  3. Technique: Anterior Cervical Region
    1. Palpate with head hyperextended and turned away
    2. One hand behind sternocleidomastoid
    3. Palpate over Sternocleidomastoid against other hand
  • Exam
  • Intraoral
  1. One hand extra-oral palm up against submandibular
  2. Gloved index finger against floor of mouth
  3. Walk finger anterior to posterior
  4. Push against other hand