Head and Neck Self-examination (HNSE) for Filipinos
Reynaldo O. Joson, M.D.
July 17, 2014
Definition of Terms
“Head and neck” refers to regions in the human body, the head and the neck. The head is the upper most region of the human body when the person in a standing position. The neck is just below the head and connects the head to the chest or thorax. See picture below.
On the surface, a horizontal imaginary plane just below the jaw can be designated as the boundary between the head and the neck regions. So, all parts of the human body above this imaginary plane belong to the head region and those below, to the neck region.
Within the head and neck regions are…
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