Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Nerve supply to longissimus capitis muscle

Image #79-4

KEYWORDS: Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system.

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Nerve supply to longissimus capitis muscle
The muscle (9) has been reflected laterally.
1 . Insertion of splenius capitis muscle (cut across)
2 . Occipital artery
3 . Deep cervical lymph node (superior)
4 . Obliquus capitis superior muscle
5 . Insertion of longissimus capitis muscle on mastoid process
6 . Aberrant muscular slip from longissimus muscle to semispinalis capitis muscle
7 . Descending branch occipital artery (cut across)
8 . Posterior muscular branches of cervical nerve II
9 . Longus capitis muscle
10 . Internal pterygoid muscle (in background, mandible removed)
11 . Posterior muscular branch of cervical nerve III
12 . Greater occipital nerve
13 . Third occipital nerve
14 . Trapezius muscle
15 . Semispinalis capitis muscle
16 . Nuchal ligament
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