Cervical neurovascular bundle
The cervical neurovascular bundle represents a set of vessels and nerves embedded in the fibrous sheath of the vagina carotica . This cover is separated from the lamina pretrachealis fasciae cervicalis and with the help of it the lamina pretrachealis is anatomically connected to the deep sheet of the cervical fascia.
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Four main structures that are included in the volume:
- common carotid artery (medially),
- internal jugular vein (laterally),
- n. vagus (back),
- radix superior ansae cervicalis (r. descendens nervi hypoglossii , in front).
After the division of the common carotid artery in the trigonum caroticum into the external carotid artery and the internal carotid artery , the internal carotid artery continues in the neurovascular bundle of the neck.
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- ČIHÁK, Radomír – GRIM, Miloš. Anatomie. 2., uprav. a dopl edition. Grada Publishing, 2002. 470 pp. vol. 2. ISBN 80-7169-970-5.