Anatomy of the Neck

  • M. BonaliEmail author
  • D. Soloperto
  • E. Aggazzotti Cavazza
  • M. Ghirelli
  • L. Presutti


The cervical spine is a complex and vital region, and several critically important structures are in close proximity in a small area. The neck is limited superiorly by the pericranium cervical line that goes from the inferior portion of the mental symphysis to the inion, that corresponds to the point of confluence of dural sinuses. Inferiorly, the neck continues with the thorax and the upper limbs, by clavicles and shoulders.


Subclavian Artery Internal Jugular Vein Phrenic Nerve Hyoid Bone Hypoglossal Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bonali
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Soloperto
    • 2
  • E. Aggazzotti Cavazza
    • 1
  • M. Ghirelli
    • 1
  • L. Presutti
    • 1
  1. 1.Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of ModenaModenaItaly
  2. 2.OtorhinolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery Department, University Hospital of VeronaVeronaItaly

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