Triangles of the neck

The triangles of the neck are surgically focussed divisions of the neck, first described from early dissection-based anatomical studies which predated cross-sectional anatomical description based on imaging (see deep spaces of the neck).

The neck can be divided into anterior and posterior triangles by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and each triangle again further subdivided:

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 54118
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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