Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Thyroid gland retracted anteriorly; recurrent laryngeal nerve, left anterolateral view

Image #75-4

KEYWORDS: Exocrine and endocrine, Peripheral nervous system, Throat.

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Thyroid gland retracted anteriorly; recurrent laryngeal nerve, left anterolateral view
1 . Sternohyoid muscle (cut off)
2 . Remnant of thyroglossal duct (cut off)
3 . Upper pointer: Cricothyroid branch superior thyroid artery Lower pointer: Superior thyroid vein
4 . Upper pointer: Thyrohyoid muscle Lower pointer: Sternothyroid muscle (cut off)
5 . Anterior branch superior thyroid artery
6 . Pyramidal lobe of thyroid gland
7 . Left lobe of thyroid gland (retracted anteriorly)
8 . Internal jugular vein
9 . Right brachiocephalic trunk right (duplicated)
10 . Trachea (pointer on annular ligament)
11 . Sternothyroid muscle (cut across)
12 . Sternoclavicular ligament
13 . Common carotid artery
14 . Filament of superior thyroid nerve plexus
15 . Superior thyroid artery
16 . Internal jugular vein
17 . Upper pointer: Inferior thyroid artery Lower pointer: Filament of inferior thyroid nerve plexus
18 . Middle scalene muscle
19 . Upper pointer: Muscular branch of superior thyroid artery Lower pointer: Fascial layer which covered posterior surface of of thyroid gland
20 . Anterior scalene muscle
21 . Phrenic nerve
22 . Esophagus
23 . Superficial cervical artery
24 . Recurrent laryngeal nerve
25 . Chain of lymph nodes along recurrent nerve
26 . Transverse scapular artery
27 . Subclavian vein
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