Scalp

Superficial nerves and blood vessels of scalp, posterior view

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Scalp
Superficial nerves and blood vessels of scalp, posterior view
The superficial layers of the scalp have been dissected to illustrate the distribution of the occipital nerves and artery as well as the underlying musculature. The complex pattern of smaller veins and arteries of the scalp was not demonstrated in this specimen.
1 . Galea aponeurotica
2 . Occipitalis muscle
3 . Superior auricular muscle
4 . Auricle
5 . Posterior auricular muscle
6 . Posterior auricular lymph nodes
7 . Lymph vessel
8 . Lesser occipital nerve
9 . Occipital lymph nodes
10 . Occipital major nerve
11 . Occipital branch of occipital artery (lateral branch)
12 . Cutaneous branches of third occipital nerve
13 . Third occipital nerve
14 . Superficial fascia
15 . Superficial fascia
16 . Scalp
17 . Occipital branch of occipital artery (medial branch)