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Development of the Head and Neck

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Lymphatic Drainage of the Head and Neck

The lymphatic system functions to drain tissue fluid, plasma proteins and other cellular debris back into the blood stream, and is also involved in immune defence. Once this collection of substances enters the lymphatic vessels, it is known as lymph. Lymph is subsequently filtered by lymph nodes and directed into the venous system. This article will […]

Nerves of the Neck

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Parasympathetic Innervation to the Head and Neck

The parasympathetic nervous system is a division of the autonomic nervous system. It is involuntary, and acts with the sympathetic system to maintain body homeostasis. The actions of the parasympathetic nervous system are associated with the ‘rest and digest’ response. In this article, we shall look anatomy of the parasympathetic innervation to the head and […]

Sympathetic Innervation to the Head and Neck

The sympathetic nervous system is a division of the autonomic nervous system. It is involuntary, and acts with the parasympathetic system to maintain body homeostasis. The actions of the sympathetic nervous system are associated with the ‘fight or flight’ response. In this article, we shall look at the anatomy of the sympathetic innervation to the […]

Bones of the Neck

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Areas of the Neck

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The Neck

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Viscera of the Neck

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