Unusual muscle of the anterior neck: cadaveric findings with surgical applications.
Anat Cell Biol
Anatomic variation; Anatomy; Neck dissection; Neck muscles; Surgery
The omohyoid muscle typically has an inferior belly originating from the superior border of the scapula, and then passes deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle where its superior belly passes almost vertically upward next to the lateral border of sternohyoid to attach to the inferior border of the body of the hyoid bone lateral to the insertion of sternohyoid. Herein, we report an unusual variant of the omohyoid and sternohyoid muscles. As the omohyoid muscle is commonly used as a surgical landmark during neck dissections, knowledge of its variations such as the one described in the current report is important to surgeons.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Iwanaga, Joe; Tabira, Yoko; Fisahn, Christian; Alonso, Fernando; Watanabe, Koichi; Kusukawa, Jingo; Oskouian, Rod J; Tubbs, R Shane; and Yamaki, Koh-Ichi, "Unusual muscle of the anterior neck: cadaveric findings with surgical applications." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1754.