The Neck - General Overview

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Muscles of the neck | Main Anatomy Index | Neck Index

Last updated 1 April 2006

Surface Anatomy of the Neck


Bony-cartilaginous framework (p. 783)

The Thyroid Cartilage (p. 783)


The Hyoid Bone (p. 783)


The Cricoid Cartilage (p. 783)


The Tracheal Rings (p. 783)

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Superficial Neck Muscles


Fascial Planes of the Neck


The Investing Fascia (p. 823)


The Pretracheal Fascia (p. 823)


The Prevertebral Fascia (p. 825)


The Carotid Sheath (pp. 801-2)

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Triangles of the Neck


Root of the Neck

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Michael Tam (c) 1998