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Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck

Close-up view of superficial cervical lymphatics, left posterior triangle

Image #73-2

KEYWORDS: Lymphatics.

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Dissection of anterior and lateral regions of neck
Close-up view of superficial cervical lymphatics, left posterior triangle
The lymphatic structures have been elevated to display the complex array of lymphatic vessels which not only interconnect various nodes in the area but also pass through openings in the fascia toward central vessels. The beaded appearance of the vessels is due to the numerous internal valves.
1 . External jugular vein
2 . Sternocleidomastoid muscle
3 . Superficial cervical lymph glands
4 . Anterior supraclavicular nerves
5 . Remnant of cervical fascia
6 . Lymphatic vessel
7 . Superficial cervical artery
8 . Transverse cervical vein
9 . Medial supraclavicular nerves
10 . Cervical fascia (external layer)
11 . Cutaneus colli nerve
12 . Accessory nerve (XI)
13 . Prevertebral fascia
14 . Posterior supraclavicular nerves
15 . Trapezius muscle
16 . Superficial branch of transverse cervical vein
* . [Legend above restored translation from Latin]