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Side of neck, showing chief surface markings (nerves are yellow, arteries are red)
The submental triangle (or suprahyoid triangle) is a division of the anterior triangle of the neck.
It is limited to:
- Posterior (to the back) by the anterior belly of the digastricus,
- Anterior (to the front) by the midline of the neck between the mandible and the hyoid bone;
- Inferior (below) by the body of the hyoid bone while its floor is formed by the mylohyoideus.
- lesson5 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (necktriangle)
- lesson6 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- Anatomy figure: 25:01-03 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Identification of the subdivsions of the anterior triangle and corresponding borders."
- Anatomy photo:25:19-0101 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior Triangle of the Neck: The Submental Triangle"