surgical neck of humerus

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1. the constricted part connecting the head with the trunk of the body.
2. the constricted part of an organ or other structure; called also cervix and collum.
anatomic neck of humerus the constriction of the humerus just below its proximal articular surface.
bladder neck a constricted portion of the urinary bladder where its inferolateral surfaces meet at the opening of the urethra.
neck of femur the heavy column of bone connecting the head of the femur and the shaft.
Madelung's neck diffuse symmetrical lipomas of the neck.
neck of spermatozoon a short portion of the tail of a spermatozoon immediately posterior to the head, aterior to the middle piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.
surgical neck of humerus the constricted part of the humerus just below the tuberosities.
neck of tooth the narrowed part of a tooth between the crown and the root; called also cervix dentis and collum dentis.
uterine neck (neck of uterus) cervix uteri.
webbed neck a thick skin fold on the side of the neck, from the mastoid region to the acromion. Called also pterygium colli.
wry neck torticollis.
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sur·gi·cal neck of hu·mer·us

the narrow portion below the head and tuberosities.
Synonym(s): collum chirurgicum humeri [TA]
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surgical neck of humerus

The constricted part of the shaft of the humerus below the tuberosities; commonly the site of fracture. Surgery is often indicated because of potential compromise of the density of neurovascular structures in this region.
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