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Wink About the Posterior Triangle of the Neck

There are:
  • 5 muscles - anterior, middle & posterior scalenes, levator scapulae, splenius capitis
  • 4 nerves - phrenic, CN XI, trunks of brachial plexus, cutaneous branches of cervical plexus (greater auricular, lesser occipital, tranverse cervical, Suprascapular)
  • 3 boundaries - sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, clavicle
  • 2 vessels - subclavian artery & vein
  • 1 channel - scalene interval

"You can go anywhere you want to by taking one step at a time in the right direction".
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