Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Left splenius capitis and cervicis muscles; origin of levator scapulae muscle

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Left splenius capitis and cervicis muscles; origin of levator scapulae muscle
The left rhomboid muscles have been removed and the serratus posterior superior muscle (5) reflected laterally. The left scapula has been pulled laterally.
1 . Upper pointer: Fascia covering semispinalis capitis muscle Lower pointer: Greater occipital nerve
2 . Third occipital nerve
3 . Splenius capitis muscle
4 . Levator scapulae muscle
5 . Posterior superior serratus muscle (reflected laterally)
6 . Nerve supply to posterior superior serratus muscle
7 . Rib II
8 . Area of insertion of levator scapulae muscle
9 . Splenius cervicis muscle
10 . Rhomboid minor muscle (cut across)
11 . Iliocostalis cervicis muscle
12 . Longissimus capitis muscle
13 . Dorsalis muscle
14 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle
15 . Trapezius muscle
16 . Nuchal ligament
17 . Band of lumbodorsal fascia (removed elsewhere)
18 . Spinous process thoracic vertebrae II
19 . Upper pointer: Spine of scapula Lower pointer: Deltoid muscle
20 . Trapezius muscle