Loyola University Medical Education Network Anatomical Concepts on the Head and Neck

  1. An important concept introduced in this region is that of autonomic innervation.

  2. If you conceptualize the neck as a series of tubes within tubes, each transmitting structures that are often functionally related, it will help you understand the anatomy and clinical relevance of this area.

  3. The concept of compartmentalization of muscles into functional groups, each with its common nerve supply, is revisited. A good example of this compartmentalization is the face (muscles of facial expression innervated by C.N.VII and muscles of mastication innervated by C.N. V).

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Last Updated: May 26, 2005
Created: August 1, 1995