rectus capitis posterior minor muscle

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rec·tus cap·i·tis pos·te·ri·or mi·nor mus·cle

(rek'tŭs kap'i-tis pos-tē'rē-ŏr mī'nŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, from posterior tubercle of atlas; insertion, medial third of inferior nuchal line of occipital bone; action, rotates head and draws it backward; nerve supply, dorsal branch of first cervical (suboccipital).
Synonym(s): smaller posterior rectus muscle of head.
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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.
Association of cross-sectional area of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle with active trigger points in chronic tension-type headache: a pilot study.
Anatomic relation between the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and the dura mater.
Electromyographic activity of rectus capitis posterior minor muscles associated with voluntary retraction of the head.
Patterns of attachment of the myodural bridge by the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle.
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.
1) Hack et al, reported on a myodural bridge between the fascia of the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPmi) muscles in 1995.
4) Due to its larger cross sectional area, the rectus capitis posterior major myodural bridge may exert greater mechanical traction on the dura than the rectus capitis posterior minor.
A proposed etiology of cervicogenic headache: the neurophysiologic basis and anatomic relationship between the dura mater and the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle.
Soft tissue connection between rectus capitis posterior minor and the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane.