Posterior cervical region and suboccipital muscles dissected from behind

Intervertebral joints; vertebral arches and ligaments

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Posterior cervical region and suboccipital muscles dissected from behind
Intervertebral joints; vertebral arches and ligaments
1 . Superior oblique capitis muscle (cut across)
2 . Major posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
3 . Branch of vertebral artery
4 . Posterior atlanto-occipItal membrane
5 . Upper pointer: Posterior arch of atlas Lower pointer: Inferior oblique capitis muscle (cut across)
6 . Posterior cervical plexus (deep portion)
7 . Greater occipital nerve
8 . Inferior oblique capitis muscle (cut across)
9 . Ligamentum flavum
10 . Dorsal branch cervical nerve V
11 . Intervertebral joint capsule (C. IV - V)
12 . Middle scalene muscle
13 . Rotator cervicis muscle
14 . Posterior scalene muscle
15 . Minor posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
16 . Major posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
17 . Interspinales cervices muscles
18 . Lamina (arch of vertebra) C. IV
19 . Trapezius muscle
20 . Spinous process vertebra C. VII (vertebra prominens)