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surface anatomy:

angle b/n neck & mandible (C3 level): ___ bone

C4, C5 level: ___ cartilage

C6 level: ___ cartilage

palpable in lower neck, superior to the jugular notch: ___

hyoid

thyroid

cricoid

tracheal rings

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triangles of the neck:

the neck is divided into anterior & posterior triangles by the ___ muscle

___ triangle lies in front of this muscle

___ triangle lies behind this muscle

sternocleidomastoid

anterior

posterior

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sternocleidomastoid muscle (landmark of neck):

nerve supply (2)

spinal accessory nerve (CN XI)

ventral rami of C2, C3

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posterior triangle:
boundaries:

___ muscle

___ muscle

middle 1/3 of the ___

sternocleidomastoid

trapezius

clavicle

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posterior triangle:

the ___ nerves run across the triangle within the investing layer of deep fascia

the muscular floor of the triangle is covered by the ___ layer of deep fascia

supraclavicular

prevertebral

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posterior triangle:

the inferior belly of the ___ muscle divides the posterior triangle into two triangles: ___ & ___

omohyoid

occipital
subclavian

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posterior triangle:
occipital triangle:

(small/large) (upper/lower) triangle

named b/c the occipital ___ appears in its apex

the ___ nerve is the most important nerve crossing this triangle

large
upper

artery

accessory

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posterior triangle:
subclavian triangle:

(small/large) (upper/lower) triangle

the inferior part of the ___ vein crosses this triangle superficially

may include the ___ vein & the 3rd part of the ___ artery

small
lower

external jugular

subclavian
subclavian

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posterior triangle:

the following muscles make up the ___:

splenius capitus
levator scapulae
scalenus posterior
scalenus medius
scalenus anterior

muscular floor

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nerves in the posterior triangle (5)

accessory nerve (CN XI)

dorsal scapular nerve

cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus

phrenic nerve (C4, C4, C5)

roots of the brachial plexus

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
accessory nerve (CN XI):

exits the cranial cavity through the ___

runs downward & laterally to reach the superior border of the ___ muscle

passes either ___ to the SCM or ___ it & supplies it

continues downward & laterally across the posterior triangle within the ___ fascia & disappears beneath the ___ muscle & innervates it

note: the superficial location of the accessory nerve in the posterior triangle makes it susceptible to ___

jugular foramen

sternocleidomastoid

deep
through

investing
trapezius

injury

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
dorsal scapular nerve:

branch of the ___ arising from ventral ramus of ___

pierces the ___ & descends deep to the ___

brachial plexus
C5

scalenus medius
levator scapulae

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus:

emerge from behind the ___ border of the SCM

nerve branches (4)

posterior

lesser occipital nerve (C2)
greater auricular nerve (C2 & C3)
transverse cervical nerve (C2 & C3)
supraclavicular nerves (C3 & C4)

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus:
lesser occipital nerve (C2):

ascends along the ___ border of the SCM

distributed to the skin of the ___ & ___ behind the ear

posterior

neck
scalp

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus:
great auricular nerve (C2 & C3):

runs upward ___ the SCM toward the inferior pole of the ___ gland

usually accompanied by the ___ vein

supplies:
- much of the external ___
- the skin over the ___ gland & its sheath
- an area of skin extending form the angle of the ___ to the ___

across
parotid

external jugular

- ear
- parotid
- mandible, mastoid process

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus:
transverse cervical nerve (C2 & C3):

curves around the ___ border of the SCM near its ___

supplies most of the skin of the ___ region

posterior
midpoint

anterior cervical

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus:
supraclavicular nerves (C3 & C4):

emerge from a common trunk at the ___ border of the SCM

descends under the ___ & divides into several branches

the branches distribute as far inferiorly as the ___ & ___ & as far laterally & posteriorly as the skin over the ___

they also supply the ___ joint

posterior

platysma

sternal angle
2nd rib
spine of the scapula

sternoclavicular

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
phrenic nerve (C3, C4, C5):

courses inferiorly on the anterior surface of the ___ muscle

the ___ & ___ arteries cross the nerve superficially

referred pain from the diaphragm involves the distribution area of the ___ nerves

scalenus anterior

transverse cervical
suprascapular

supraclavicular

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nerves in the posterior triangle:
roots of the brachial plexus:

appear b/n the ___ & ___ muscles

anterior scalene
middle scalene

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arteries in the posterior triangle:

the third part of the ___ artery

branches of the ___ (from the first part of the ___ artery):
- ___ artery
- ___ artery

subclavian

thyrocervical trunk (subclavian)
- transverse cervical
- suprascapular

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veins in the posterior triangle (2)

external jugular

subclavian

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veins in the posterior triangle:
external jugular vein:

begins on the ___ surface of the SCM at about the level of the ___

formed by the union of the ___ vein & posterior division of the ___ vein

closely paralleled by the ___ nerve

at the base of the neck, it pierces the investing layer of ___ fascia & ends in the ___ vein

superficial
angle of the mandible

posterior auricular
retromandibular

great auricular

deep
subclavian

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veins in the posterior triangle:
subclavian vein

curves through the ___ part of the posterior triangle

it passes anterior to the ___ muscle & ___ nerve

inferior

anterior scalene
phrenic

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anterior triangle:
boundaries:

midline of the ___ (anterior)

___ muscle (posterior)

body of ___ (superior)

neck

sternocleidomastoid

mandible

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anterior triangle:

subdivided into smaller triangles by the ___ & ___ muscles

digastric

omohyoid

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anterior triangle:
digastric muscle:
bellies (2)

anterior
posterior

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anterior triangle:
digastric muscle:
nerve supply:

anterior belly: ___

posterior belly: ___

mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve (CN V)

facial nerve

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anterior triangle:
digastric muscle:
action:

elevates the ___ or depresses the ___

hyroid
mandible

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anterior triangle:
omohyoid muscle:

bellies (2)

nerve supply

action: depresses & fixes the ___

superior
inferior

ansa cervicalis

hyoid bone

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subdivisions of the anterior triangle:
submental triangle contents:

___ lymph nodes
___ vein

submental
anterior jugular

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