Loyola University Medical Education Network Dissection of the Back

Step 1
Palpate bony landmarks and remove skin.
Each of the steps in the dissection includes more specific instructions for the dissection of that step. The buttons below provide lists of all the structures that will be dissected in this session.


Step 2
Clean the superficial muscles (trapezius and latissimus dorsi) and reflect them from medial to lateral.
Step 3
Clean and reflect the underlying rhomboid muscles, serratus posterior muscles, and levator scapula muscles. Study the deep back muscles.
Step 4
Dissect the sub-occipital triangle.

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John A. McNulty, Ph.D.
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2013
Created: Mar 1, 1996