Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach

Intervertebral joints; vertebral arches and ligaments

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Dissection of head and neck from a posterior approach
Intervertebral joints; vertebral arches and ligaments
1 . Superior oblique capitis muscle (cut across)
2 . Major posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
3 . Branch vertebral artery
4 . Posterior atlanto-occipital membrane
5 . Upper pointer: Posterior arch 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 . Posterior branch cervical nerve V
11 . Intervertebral joint capsule (C. IV-V)
12 . Middle scalene muscle
13 . Rotator brevis muscle
14 . Posterior scalene muscle
15 . Minor posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
16 . Major posterior rectus capitis muscle (cut across)
17 . Interspinalis muscles
18 . Arch of cervical vertebra IV
19 . Trapezius muscle
20 . Spinous process cervical vertebra VII (vertebra prominens)