Head & neck

*for anatomy of the brain, please go to the neuroanatomy page

I. General head & neck

  1. Skull
  2. Head & neck blood supply
  3. Cranial nerves
  4. Parasympathetic innervation of head & neck

II. Cranium

  1. Cranial bones
  2. Cranial fossae
  3. Skull base foramina
  4. Fontanelles & sutures

III. Face & deeper structures

  1. Facial skeleton
  2. Facial muscles
  3. Trigeminal nerve (CN V)
  4. Facial nerve (CN VII)
  5. Pterygopalatine fossa

IV. Scalp

  1. Scalp arteries & nerves

V. Eye & orbit

  1. Eye
  2. Bony orbit
  3. Eye muscles
  4. Eye nerves: CN II, III, IV, Va, VI
  5. External eye: eyelids, conjunctiva
  6. Lacrimal apparatus
  7. Eye blood vessels

VI. Nose & paranasal sinuses

  1. External nose
  2. Nasal cavity
  3. Nasal skeleton
  4. Nasal conchae & meatuses
  5. Nose blood vessels
  6. Nose nerves
  7. Paranasal sinuses

VII. Ear

  1. Outer ear
  2. Tympanic membrane
  3. Middle ear
  4. Inner ear

VIII. Mouth & related structures

  1. Oral cavity
  2. Tongue
  3. Palate
  4. Salivary glands
  5. Mastication muscles
  6. Mandible
  7. Temporomandibular joint
  8. Temporal & infratemporal fossa

IX. Neck

  1. Atlas & axis (C1, 2)

X. Pharynx

  1. Pharyngeal muscles
  2. Pharynx nerves
  3. Tonsils
  4. Swallowing

XI. Larynx

  1. Laryngeal skeleton
  2. Laryngeal membranes
  3. Vocal cords
  4. Laryngeal cavity
  5. Laryngeal muscles
  6. Larynx vessels & nerves

XII. Head & neck development

  1. Skull development
  2. Pharyngeal arches
  3. Pharyngeal clefts & pouches
  4. Face & palate formation
  5. Thyroid gland development