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The superior nuchal line of the occipital bone is where the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles meet to insert into the skull. Skin, superficial and deep cervical fascia, and the platysma muscle make up the superficial to deep layers that cover the posterior neck triangle.


How To Remember The Contents of the Posterior Triangle Of The Neck?


Contents of the Posterior Triangle Of The Neck

  • Branches of cervical plexus

  • Inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle

  • Roots and trunks of brachial plexus

  • Subclavian artery (3rd part)

  • Suprascapular artery

  • Transverse cervical artery

  • Spinal accessory nerve (Cranial Nerve XI)

  • Terminal part of external jugular vein

  • Supraclavicular lymph node

  • Splenius muscle

  • Levator Scapulae muscle

  • Anterior Scalene muscle

  • Middle Scalene muscle

  • Posterior Scalene muscle

  • Phrenic nerve (C3,4,5)

  • Occipital lymph node

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