Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Fascia colli; cervical part of trapezius muscle

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Fascia colli; cervical part of trapezius muscle
The dissected area to the left of the midline has not been altered from the previous view. On the right side the skin and tela subcutanea have been removed and the fascia cut away from the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles.
1 . Occipitalis muscle
2 . Greater occipital nerve
3 . Third occipital nerve
4 . Lesser occipital nerve
5 . Posterior auricular lymph nodes
6 . Occipital lymph nodes
7 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (covered by superficial fascia)
8 . Medial branches of posterior rami of cervical nerve IV
9 . Third occipital nerve right
10 . Trapezius muscle (pointer near origin from superior nuchal line)
11 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle (pointer near insertion into superior nuchal line)
12 . Aberrant muscular slip (unidentified)
13 . Posterior cervical triangle
14 . Trapezius muscle (origin from nuchal ligament)
15 . Spinous process cervical vertebra VII
16 . Cutaneus branches of posterior branches cervical nerve VII