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The triangles of the neck. (Anterior triangles to the left; posterior triangles to the right. Suprahyoid labeled at left.)
Side of neck, showing chief surface markings. (Nerves are yellow, arteries are red.)
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submental triangle (or suprahyoid triangle) is a division of the anterior triangle of the neck.
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It is limited:
behind by the anterior belly of the Digastricus,
in front by the middle line of the neck between the mandible and the hyoid bone;
below, by the body of the hyoid bone;
its floor is formed by the Mylohyoideus.
one or two lymph glands, the submental lymph nodes
some small veins; the latter unite to form the anterior jugular vein
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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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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.
General anatomy of neck (Throat • Pharynx • Larynx) Cartilages Cricoid • Thyroid ( Laryngeal prominence) • Epiglottis • Arytenoid • Cuneiform • Corniculate Ligaments extrinsic ligaments: Thyrohyoid membrane (Lateral thyrohyoid ligament, Median thyrohyoid ligament) • Hyoepiglottic ligament • Cricotracheal ligament intrinsic ligaments: Cricothyroid ligament Folds and related structures folds: (Glossoepiglottic, Aryepiglottic, Vocal, Vestibular) Vocal ligament • Ventricle of the larynx • Infraglottic cavity • Vestibule of larynx • Rima glottidis • Glottis Triangles of the neck Anterior of the neck ( Muscular, Carotid, Submandibular, Submental)
Posterior of the neck ( Occipital, Subclavian)
Fascia Deep cervical fascia (Pretrachial fascia, Prevertebral fascia, Investing layer) • Carotid sheath • Buccopharyngeal fascia Other Retropharyngeal space
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