obliquus capitis inferior muscle

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ob·li·quus ca·pi·tis in·fe·ri·or mus·cle

(ōb-lī'kwŭs kap'i-tis in-fēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Suboccipital muscle that, despite its name, has no attachment to skull; origin, spinous process of axis; insertion, transverse process of atlas; action, rotates head.
Synonym(s): inferior oblique muscle of head, musculus obliquus capitis inferior.
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The suboccipital region is a complex anatomical structure with the rectus captis posterior major (RCPma), the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPmi), and the obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) as part of an important anatomical structure in this region for connecting with the dura mater via the myodural bridge (MDB) (Hack et al, 1995; Pontell et al, 2013; Scali et al, 2013; Su et ail, 2013; Zheng et al.
Recent studies have described myodural communications bridging the epidural spaces between the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPmi), rectus capitis posterior major (RCPma), and obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) suboccipital muscles and the dura mater of the cervical spine.
4-7) Myodural bridges extending from the anterior fascia of the rectus capitis posterior major (RCPma) and obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) muscles, attaching on the cervical dura mater was documented recently by Scali, and Pontell in 2011 and 2013 (figl).
Histological examination of the human obliquus capitis inferior myodural bridge.