Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

General orientation views of dissection

Superficial structures of head and neck, posterior view

Image #49-2

KEYWORDS: Connective tissue, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Fascia and connective tissue, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature, Overview, Overview.

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General orientation views of dissection
Superficial structures of head and neck, posterior view
Close-up views which illustrate more details of this dissection are to be found as follows
1 . Galea aponeurotica
2 . Occipital artery (lateral branches)
3 . Superior auricular muscle
4 . Occipitalis muscle
5 . Posterior auricular muscle
6 . Posterior auricular lymph nodes
7 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (covered by supeficial fascia)
8 . Cutaneous filaments of lesser occipital nerve and greater auricular nerve
9 . Platysma
10 . Trapezius muscle (covered by superficial fascia)
11 . Superficial fascia
12 . Posterior supraclavicular nerves
13 . Galea aponeurotica virtually absent in this area
14 . Occipital artery (medial branch)
15 . Third occipital nerve
16 . Greater occipital nerve
17 . Lesser occipital nerve
18 . Posterior cervical triangle
19 . Cutaneous branch of posterior branch cervical nerve V
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