Cervical Fasciae and Compartments

by Darren Salmi, MD, MS

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    00:01 Now let's take a look at the connective tissue coverings of the cervical area or the fascia and the compartments that they enclose.

    00:10 Here's a cross section view of the cervical area where we can see a couple of the superficial muscles of the neck, such as the sternocleidomastoid in the trapezius.

    00:23 These muscles are encased in something called the investing fascia.

    00:29 If we look a little bit more anteriorly, we see the trachea.

    00:34 Posterior to that the esophagus.

    00:37 We also see the thyroid gland sitting around the trachea and the recurrent laryngeal nerve.

    00:44 And all of these structures are encased in something called the pre tracheal fascia.

    00:50 This area we would call the visceral compartment, because it's connecting to areas of organs.

    00:58 Little more posteriorly, we see all of these muscles called paravertebral muscles surrounding to an attaching to the vertebrae.

    01:08 We also have the sympathetic chain in this area.

    01:12 And all of these structures are encased in something called the prevertebral fascia.

    01:18 Posteriorly this prevertebral fascia is going to become continuous with the nuchal ligament.

    01:25 And altogether we consider this the vertebral compartment.

    01:30 Now we see some vascular structures such as the internal jugular vein more laterally, and the common carotid artery a bit more medially as well as the vagus nerve or cranial nerve 10.

    01:44 And these are all enclosed in something called the carotid sheath and we call this the vascular compartment.

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    The lecture Cervical Fasciae and Compartments by Darren Salmi, MD, MS is from the course Neck Anatomy.

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    1. Sternocleidomastoid
    2. Trachea
    3. Thyroid gland
    4. Recurrent laryngeal nerve
    5. Esophagus
    1. Common carotid artery
    2. Internal jugular vein
    3. Vagus nerve
    4. External jugular vein
    5. Subclavian vein

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     Darren Salmi, MD, MS

    Darren Salmi, MD, MS

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