Dissection of thoracic and lumbosacral regions of back from a posterior approach

Left levator scapulae and rhomboid muscles; nerve supply to rhomboid major

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Dissection of thoracic and lumbosacral regions of back from a posterior approach
Left levator scapulae and rhomboid muscles; nerve supply to rhomboid major
The fascia covering the levator scapulae and the rhomboid muscles has been removed. The parallel fascicles of the rhomboideus major have been freed of connective tissue and separated to reveal the course of the dorsal scapular nerve and branches of the transverse cervical artery.
1 . Trapezius muscle (reflected laterally)
2 . Transverse colli vein
3 . Accessory nerve (XI)
4 . Levator scapulae muscle
5 . Transverse colli artery (divided)
6 . Insertion of trapezius on spine of scapula
7 . Medial margin of scapula
8 . Infraspinatus fascia
9 . Teres major muscle
10 . Rhomboid minor muscle
11 . Dorsal scapular nerve
12 . Rhomboid major muscle
13 . Trapezius muscle
14 . Thoracolumbar fascia