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Flashcards in neck Deck (17)
1

where is the retropharyngeal space?

between the buccopharyngeal and prevertebral fascia

2

name the neck fascias

investing
buccopharyngeal
prevertebral
carotid sheaths
pretracheal

3

where does the retropharyngeal space extend to

base of skull, behind heart to the diapragm

4

where is the pretracheal space

neck to sup mediastinum

5

where is the post triangle

between trapezius and sternocleidomastoid

6

what 3 landmarks are found below the ear

transverse process of the atlas
mastoid process
styloid process

7

what muscle is found within the posterior triangle

scalenus anterior

8

what gland overlies the transverse process of atlas

parotid gland

9

where is the external jugular vein

behind the angle of the mandible to mid clavicle
superficial to sternocleidomastoid
pierces the investing fascia

10

where does the common carotid bifurcate

c3/4
upper edge of thyroid cartilage

11

where does the common carotid enter the neck

sternoclavicular joint

12

where is the superficial temporal artery palpated

anterior to the ear

13

where is the facial artery palpated

mandible, anterior to masseter muscle

14

where is the int jugular vein found

deep to sternocleidomastoid
superficial to carotids
sternoclavicular joint to TP atlas

initially post to int carotid
then lateral
then anterior at its termination

15

where does the IJV exit the skull

jugular foramen
posterior to the internal carotid artery

16

where are the branches of the cutaneous cervical plexus

post to sternocleidomastoid
adjacent to external jugular

17

where is the accessory nerve

passes across the posterior triangle to supply trapezius