Access to the Neck in Penetrating Trauma

  • Jeffrey UstinEmail author


The neck is an incredibly anatomically complex region of the body containing vital aerodigestive and neurovascular structures. Despite this density of structures, you can access the entire neck by knowing three basic exposures.


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Innominate Vein Carotid Sheath Inferior Thyroid Artery Sternal Notch 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical CareMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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