Cross Section of Neck at the 7th Cervical Vertebra

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Modes of approach to the esophagus and the cervical sympathetic ganglion shown by means of a cross section of the neck at the level of the 7th cervical vertebra. A: Approach to esophagus internal to carotid sheath. B : An incision in midline beneath the hyoid bone to the esophagus. C: An approach similar to (A), median to the carotid sheath, and (D), external to the carotid sheath, to expose the cervical sympathetic ganglion and trunk and the inferior, thyroid artery.


neck, throat, larynx


The Division of General Surgery Manual of Surgical Anatomy (Washington, DC: Medical Departments U.S. Army and Navy, 1918)


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