Surgical anatomy of the neck

Schubert, Adrian; Nisa, Lluís; Friedrich, Hergen; Giger, Roland (2020). Surgical anatomy of the neck. In: Nistor, Claudiu E.; Tsui, Steven; Kirali, Kaan; Ciuche, Adrian; Aresu, Giuseppe; Kocher, Gregor J. (eds.) Thoracic surgery : cervical, thoracic and abdominal approaches (pp. 77-86). Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-40679-0_5

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The neck affords one of the most surgically complex anatomy in the human body, as it contains vital or otherwise functionally relevant structures. Among these are the upper aero-digestive tract, the great neck vessels and cranial nerves VII, X, XI and XII along with the cervical and brachial plexus, and the phrenic nerve. Accurate knowledge of this intricate anatomy is essential to avoid complications, particularly long-term functional impairment, mainly following injury of nervous structures. The neck harbors more than 300 lymph nodes, whose physiopathological role in conditions such as infections and cancer represent an important surgically therapeutic target. In this chapter, we review the cervical fasciae and lymphatic drainage patterns of the neck as basis for its international known lymph node level system I–VI. Furthermore, the nodal levels are delineated in-depth while emphasizing the most important anatomical landmarks.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Schubert, Adrian; Nisa Hernández, Lluís; Friedrich, Hergen and Giger, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISBN:

978-3-030-40678-3

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Weder

Date Deposited:

04 Feb 2020 10:42

Last Modified:

28 Jan 2021 13:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-030-40679-0_5

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.137993

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/137993

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