posterior cervical triangle


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posterior cervical triangle

The triangular region wrapping around the side of the neck bounded by the upper border of the clavicle, the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and the anterior border of the trapezius muscle.
See also: triangle
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(40) Lymphangiomas of the head and neck most commonly occur in the posterior cervical triangle followed by the axilla and the tongue musculature.
Lymphangiomas of the head and neck most commonly occur in the posterior cervical triangle, with 3% to 10% extending into the mediastinum, and 20% involving the axilla.

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