Friday, January 20, 2012

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Neck compartments


The neck has 4 major compartments.
1) Vertebral compartment which is contains the cervical vertebrae and associated muscles of posture,
2) Visceral compartment which contains the thyroid, thymus and parathyroid as well as the esophagus and larynx,
3) 2 vascular compartments on both sides and these contain the major blood vessels and vagus nerve.

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