Head and neck anatomy

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Head and neck anatomy is important when considering pathology affecting the same area. Many pathologies are confined to a particular area of the head and neck making separation of this section of the human body exceptionally useful.

Superficial head and neck

Deep head and neck

The deep anatomy is separated by fascial planes into seven deep compartments of the head and neck:

Many of the disease states that affect the deep structures of the head and neck are confined to one compartment. However, there are some diseases that are considered trans-spacial diseases.

Head and neck anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 10462
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anatomy of the head and neck

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