ANATOMY OF THE
HEAD AND NECK

Following is the sequence of study:
  • skull
  • face
  • cranial cavity
  • orbit
  • neck
  • anterior triangle
  • posterior triangle
  • muscular triangle
  • carotid triangle
  • submandibular triangle
  • submental triangle
  • cervical viscera
  • root of neck
  • parotid region
  • temporal and infratemporal fossae
  • prevertebral region
  • base of skull
  • pharynx
  • bisection of head
  • nasal cavity
  • pharynx
  • mouth
  • larynx
  • ear
WARNING! For those of you who are studying for an anatomy course and will have to take a practical examination, always orient yourself. ORIENTATION is the most important word that should be in your mind when you walk up to a cadaver. Structures can be repositioned in order to display a specific item. This is sometimes necessary. It is up to you to orient yourselves.

Pick out a familiar structure that you know well (i.e., tip of tongue, tip of nose, cut mandible, etc.) and check to make sure if it is in the proper position or if it has been moved.

Skull, Scalp, Superficial Face

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