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THE NECK: SUPERFICIAL FASCIA

-anteriorly...
I. Superficial Fascia

A. Anteriorly, the superficial fascia contains a thin, sheetlike muscle, the
platysma
CUTANEOUS NERVES

-emerge into the sup. fascia....
B. Cutaneous nerves

1. Emerge into the superficial fascia midway along the posterior border of
the sternocleidomastoid; derived from the cervical plexus, which is
formed from ventral rami of spinal nerves Cl to C4
CUTANEOUS NERVES

LESSER OCCIPITAL NERVE ()
B. Cutaneous nerves

2. Lesser occipital nerve (C2): ascends along the posterior border of the
sternocleidomastoid and supplies the skin and scalp posterior to the
auricle
CUTANEOUS NERVES

GREATER AURICULAR NERVE
B. Cutaneous nerves

3. Great auricular nerve (C2, 3): ascends on the sternocleidomastoid to-
ward the auricle and supplies the auricle and skin overlying parotid ;
gland
CUTANEOUS NERVES

TRANSVERSE CERVICAL NERVE
B. Cutaneous nerves

4. Transverse cervical nerve (C2, 3): courses anteriorly across the sterno-
cleidomastoid and supplies the skin ofthe anterior neck
CUTANEOUS NERVES

SUPRACLAVICULAR NERVES

-May arise as a...
-divides into?
-descend?
B. Cutaneous nerves

5. Supraclavicular nerves (C3, 4)

a. May arise as a single nerve, which then divides into the medial, inter-
mediate, and lateral supraclavicular nerves; they descend deep to the
platysma
CUTANEOUS NERVES

SUPRACLAVICULAR NERVES

-the medial supraclavicular nerve...
B. Cutaneous nerves

5. Supraclavicular nerves (C3, 4)

b. The medial supraclavicular nerve supplies the skin near the sterno-clavicular joint, the intermediate supraclavicular nerve supplies the skin along the shaft ofthe clavicle, and the lateral supraclavicular
nerve supplies the skin ofthe shoulder