Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Posterior cervical region and suboccipital muscles dissected from behind

Suboccipital muscles; suboccipital triangle, left posterolateral view

Image #216-6

KEYWORDS: Cervical region, Muscles and tendons, Vertebral column.

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Posterior cervical region and suboccipital muscles dissected from behind
Suboccipital muscles; suboccipital triangle, left posterolateral view
1 . Superior oblique capitis muscle
2 . Mastoid cells (dissected)
3 . Occipital artery
4 . Longissimus capitis muscle (cut across)
5 . Muscular branch occipital artery
6 . Facial nerve (VII)
7 . Digastric muscle (cut across)
8 . Posterior cervical plexus (of Cruveilhier)
9 . Transverse process of atlas
10 . Inferior oblique capitis muscle
11 . Hypoglossal nerve (XII)
12 . Posterior intertransverse muscle
13 . Intervertebral joint capsule (C. II- III)
14 . Vagus nerve (X)
15 . Dorsal branch cervical nerve IV
16 . Occipital bone
17 . Minor posterior rectus capitis muscle
18 . Major posterior rectus capitis muscle
19 . Nuchal ligament
20 . Suboccipital nerve (emerging through suboccipital triangle)
21 . Posterior arch of atlas
22 . Trapezius muscle
23 . Greater occipital nerve
24 . Spinous process axis
25 . Arch of axis
26 . Semispinalis cervicis muscle
27 . Multifidus muscle
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