Head and Neck
Choose the incorrect statement regarding the muscular derivative of branchial arches (AIIMS Nov 2014)
|A||First : Tensor veli palati|
|B||Second : Stylohyoid|
|C||Third : Posterior belly of digastric|
|D||Fourth : Cricothyroid|
1. Posterior belly of digastric belongs to 2nd arch and anterior belly to first.
2. Tensor veli palati is a muscle of the palate (arch-4) but belongs to first arch and is supplied by the mandibular nerve.
3. Cricothyroid is a muscle of the larynx (arch-6) but belongs to arch-4 and is hence supplied by the corresponding nerve – superior laryngeal nerve (external branch)