Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Superficial structures; fascia colli

Image #78-5

KEYWORDS: Fascia and connective tissue, Lymphatics, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Superficial structures; fascia colli
The skin has been removed and superficial nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic structures dissected on the left side.
1 . Transverse nuchal muscle
2 . Posterior auricular lymph nodes
3 . Upper pointer: Posterior auricular muscle Lower pointer: Lesser occipital nerve
4 . Auricle
5 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (covered by superficial fascia)
6 . Posterior cervical triangle
7 . Trapezius muscle (covered by superficial fascia)
8 . Cutaneous filaments of cervical plexus
9 . Greater auricular nerve
10 . Platysma
11 . Trapezius muscle (near insertion)
12 . Third occipital nerve
13 . Occipital artery and major occipital nerve
14 . Cutaneous filament of third occipital nerve
15 . Occipital lymph nodes
16 . Cutaneous filament of posterior branch cervical nerve III
17 . Subcutaneous vein
18 . Superficial fascia (sectioned)
19 . Upper pointer: Medial branches of posterior cervical nerve IV Lower pointer: Cutaneous branch of superficial cervical artery
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