Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Infrahyoid muscles; internal jugular vein; prevertebral fascia, left lateral view

Image #73-7

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

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Infrahyoid muscles; internal jugular vein; prevertebral fascia, left lateral view
The sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles have been removed. The inferior part of the middle layer of cervical fascia has been preserved and its continuity with the prevertebral fascia shown.
1 . Left pointer: Angle of mandible Right pointer: Posterior facial vein
2 . External maxillary artery
3 . Superior deep cervical lymph nodes
4 . Submandibular gland
5 . Position of body hyoid bone
6 . Thyrohyoid muscle
7 . Superior thyroid artery
8 . Descending branch hypoglossal nerve
9 . Ansa hypoglossi
10 . Superior belly omohyoid muscle
11 . Sternohyoid muscle
12 . Superficial cervical artery
13 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle right
14 . Inferior deep cervical lymph nodes
15 . Superficial fascia (middle layer)
16 . Upper pointer: Clavicle Lower pointer: Subclavius muscle
17 . Cavity for sternoclavicular articulation
18 . Cervical nerve III
19 . Accessory nerve (XI)
20 . Greater auricular nerve
21 . Carotid sheath
22 . Descending cervical branch of ansa hypoglossi
23 . Internal jugular vein
24 . Cervical nerve IV
25 . Anterior supraclavicular nerve
26 . Branches of cervical nerve IV which join accessory nerve
27 . Middle scalene muscle and prevertebral fascia
28 . Phrenic nerve
29 . Anterior scalene muscle
30 . Superficial transverse vein
31 . Area in which middle layer of superficial fascia blends with prevertebral fascia (deep layer of superficial fascia)
32 . Upper pointer: Superficial fascia deep to trapezius muscle Lower pointer: Clavicular insertion of trapezius muscle
33 . External jugular vein
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