Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Prevertebral muscles (continued), left anterolateral view

Image #78-3

KEYWORDS: Bones cartilage joints, Face, Mouth, Muscles and tendons, Bones cartilage joints, Cervical vertebrae, Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Prevertebral muscles (continued), left anterolateral view
The longus capitis muscle has been resected close to its origins (15) from the transverse processes of the third to the sixth cervical vertebrae and also close to its insertion (1) into the occipital bone.
1 . Area of insertion of longus capitis muscle
2 . Nasal cavity (for details refer to reel 78-4)
3 . Nasal part pharynx
4 . Oral part pharynx
5 . Larynx
6 . Upper pointer: Internal carotid artery (within carotid canal) Lower pointer: Jugular foramen (opened)
7 . Lateral rectus capitis muscle
8 . Upper pointer: Hypoglossal nerve (XII) Lower pointer: Anterior rectus capitis muscle
9 . Upper pointer: Anterior atlanto-occipital membrane Lower pointer: Anterior arch atlas (covered by connective tissue)
10 . Transverse process atlas
11 . Articulation of atlas and axis (pointers on capsule)
12 . Anterior branch of cervical nerve II
13 . Longus colli muscle
14 . Superior cervical ganglion
15 . Origins of longus capitis muscle
16 . Anterior branch of cervical nerve III
17 . Anterior intertransverse muscle
18 . Sympathetic trunk
19 . Anterior longitudinal ligament (partially covered by prevertebral fascia)
20 . Middle cervical ganglion
21 . Transverse process cervical vertebra VII
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