Know the normal anatomy of the neck.
Remember the content of the different cervical spaces.
Propose a practical approach to neck pathologies.
Raise differential diagnosis according to its location.
The anatomy of the neck is an arid and difficult place to examine in the different modalities of study.
It is necessary to have an orderly and practical approach to be able to adequately evaluate their pathologies,
considering anatomy and the content of the different spaces.
Findings and procedure details
A practical way to begin to evaluate cervical pathologies is to divide the neck in its different fascias.
The neck has 2 layers of fascia,
the superficial and deep layers.
The superficial cervical fascia is a thin layer that contains adipose and connective tissue,
it lies between the dermis of the skin and the deep cervical fascia and contain muscles like the platysma,
blood vassels and lymphatics channels.
The deep cervical fascia (fascia colli),
is divided into three layers: superficial layer,
middle layer and...
It is important to know the anatomy and content of the different cervical spaces,
in this way to be able to guide the origin and behavior of the different pathologies that affect the neck.
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