Submental triangle

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Submental triangle
The triangles of the neck. (Anterior triangles to the left; posterior triangles to the right. Suprahyoid labeled at left.)
Side of neck, showing chief surface markings. (Nerves are yellow, arteries are red.)
Latin trigonum submentale
Gray's subject #145 565
Dorlands/Elsevier t_19/12823617

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


It is limited:

  • behind by the anterior belly of the Digastricus,
  • in front by the middle line of the neck between the mandible and the hyoid bone;
  • below, by the body of the hyoid bone;
  • its floor is formed by the Mylohyoideus.


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