Triangles of the neck

The triangles of the neck are surgically focused divisions of the neck, first described from early dissection-based anatomical studies which predated cross-sectional anatomical description based on cross-sectional 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:

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 54118
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: surgical triangles of the neck (Gray's illustration)
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