Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Semispinalis capitis and cervicis muscles

Image #79-3

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons.

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Semispinalis capitis and cervicis muscles
The splenius muscles have been cut away and the fascia completely removed from the semispinalis muscles.
1 . Occipital bone
2 . Remnant of insertion of splenius capitis muscle
3 . Occipital artery
4 . Third occipital nerve
5 . Mastoid process (partially removed laterally)
6 . Nuchal ligament
7 . Semispinalis capitis muscle
8 . Longus capitis muscle
9 . Middle scalene muscle
10 . Tendon of origin of levator scapulae muscle (cut across)
11 . Longissimus cervicis muscle
12 . Posterior scalene muscle
13 . Rib I
14 . External intercostal muscle
15 . Iliocostalis cervicis muscle
16 . Rib II
17 . Greater occipital
18 . Lesser occipital nerve
19 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle
20 . Aponeurosis of origin of splenius capitis muscle
21 . Spinous process cervical vertebra VI
22 . Interspinalis muscle
23 . Semispinalis cervicis muscle
24 . Trapezius muscle
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