Deep structures of the head and neck

Sarah G. Baker*, Douglas M. Sidle, Simon Yoo

*Corresponding author for this work

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The skin and subcutaneous tissue is an intricate and dynamic network with many key components contributing to its overall structural and functional integrity. Precise knowledge of the individual components that make up this vital organ as well as the manner by which they interact with one another is a critical tool for the cutaneous surgeon. This chapter explores the deep subcutaneous structures of the head and neck including motor and sensory nerves, muscles of facial expression, soft tissue structures (fatty layers and fascia), mucosa, and bony and cartilaginous skeletons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMohs Micrographic Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447121527
ISBN (Print)1447121511, 9781447121510
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Bony skeleton
  • Cartilage
  • Facial fascia
  • Facial fat
  • Facial nerve
  • Muscles of facial expression
  • Trigeminal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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