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Laboratory 1. Muscles of the Back
Step 3. Reflection of Trapezius Muscle

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Cut through the trapezius muscle near its attachment to the spinous processes and reflect it laterally. Begin the incision at the level of T 12 and proceed superiorly to the level of the external occipital protuberance (inion). As the trapezius muscle is reflected, detach it from the spine and acromion processes of the scapula .

Links and References:
Grant's: 4.47
Netter:160 and 163
Rohen/Yokochi: 209