Anatomy of the Suboccipital Triangle, Posterior View
Prof. Dave Mazierski¹
Anatomy students, medical students
This is a vector illustration depicting the muscular and neurovascular anatomy of the "suboccipital triangle" region of the neck. Original reference based on dissected human neck specimen at JCB Grant’s Museum at University of Toronto. Specimen was studied with rough pencil sketches for reference, structures cross-referenced with various anatomy atlases, before final digital render.
¹Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto
This project was a technical illustration exercise on creating a complex multilayered medical illustration using only vectors. The suboccipital triangle is a region with complex layering of muscles, nerves, vasculature and bone, and proved to be a challenging subject for this exercise.
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Clemente, C.D. 1997. Clemente Anatomy 4e. Plate 416: Suboccipital Region: Muscles, Vessels, Nerves. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company.
Rohen, J.W., Yokochi, C., and Lutjen-Drecoll, E. 2011. Color Atlas of Anatomy 7e. Page 237: Nuchal region. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Company.