Submental triangle

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Submental triangle
Musculi coli base, my edits for tringles, Submental.svg
Submental triangle
Side of neck, showing chief surface markings (nerves are yellow, arteries are red)
Latin Trigonum submentale
TA A01.2.02.006
FMA 61604
Anatomical terminology

The submental triangle (or suprahyoid triangle) is a division of the anterior triangle of the neck.


It is limited to:


It contains one or two lymph glands, the submental lymph nodes and some small veins; the latter unite to form the anterior jugular vein submental artery.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links[edit]

  • 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"