Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of left submaxillary (submandibular) gland and related structures

Facial relations, posterolateral view

Image #68-1

KEYWORDS: Exocrine and endocrine, Fascia and connective tissue, Muscles and tendons, Throat, Vasculature.

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Dissection of left submaxillary (submandibular) gland and related structures
Facial relations, posterolateral view
The sternocleidomastoid muscle has been retracted posteriorly and the parotid gland displaced anteriorly. Lymphatic vessels and nodes are closely related to the part of the carotid sheath which covers the internal jugular vein.
1 . Parotid gland (retracted anteriorly)
2 . Superficial branch facial nerve (cut across)
3 . Posterior facial vein
4 . Angle of mandible
5 . Masseter muscle
6 . Parotidomasseteric fascia
7 . Lymphatic tissue along posterior facial vein
8 . Submandibular gland
9 . External maxillary artery and anterior facial vein
10 . Deep facial lymph nodes
11 . Accessory nerve (XI) entering sternocleidomastoid muscle
12 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (retracted posteriorly)
13 . Superior deep cervical lymph nodes
14 . Greater auricular nerve
15 . Cervical nerve III
16 . Accessory nerve (XI) (branch to trapezius muscle)
17 . Prevertebral fascia
18 . Internal jugular vein (covered by carotid sheath)
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