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Surgical Anatomy
September 1999

September 1999

Arch Surg. 1999;134(9):1001. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.9.1001

The trauma neck zones are as follows: Zone 1 is that portion of the neck from the cricoid cartilage down to the clavicles; Zone 2 is the angle of the mandible to the cricoid cartilage; and Zone 3 is the skull base to the angle of the mandible. These zones are in the same anatomic order as the Le Fort fractures III, II and I.1