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Posterior triangle of the neck
The posterior triangle (or lateral cervical region) is a region of the neck.
Additional recommended knowledge
It has the following boundaries:
Occipital and subclavian triangles
The posterior triangle is crossed, about 2.5 cm above the clavicle, by the inferior belly of the Omohyoideus, which divides the space into two triangles:
A) Nerves and Plexuses:
C) Lymph Nodes:
It is particularly vulnerable to damage at lymph node biopsy, where damage results in an inability to shrug the shoulders or raise the arm above the head (eg, for brushing hair)
This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.
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