auricular muscle

auricular muscle

n.
1. A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and forward; anterior auricular muscle.
2. A muscle with origin in the mastoid process, with insertion to the root of the auricle, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws back the pinna; posterior auricular muscle.
3. A muscle with origin in the galea, with insertion to the auricular cartilage, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action draws the pinna of the ear upward and backward; superior auricular muscle.
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Abnormalities have been identified in the transverse auricular muscle and the posterior auricular muscle in patients with prominent ear.
Wrapping hydroxyapatite orbital implants with posterior auricular muscle complex grafts.
[1] An abnormal course of the transverse auricular muscle was found by Yotsuyanagi et al., which was postulated to be of aetiological significance.
Stahl's ear caused by an abnormal intrinsic auricular muscle. Plast Surg 1999;103(1)171-174.
(2,5) Yotsuyanagi et al found an abnormal transverse intrinsic auricular muscle as the culprit causing Stahl ear.
Stahl's ear caused by an abnormal intrinsic auricular muscle. Plast Reconstr Surg 1999; 103(1):171-4.
[1] Extrinsic auricular muscles connect the auricle to the skull and scalp and move the auricle as a whole.
In the skin covering the posteromedial side of the cartilage, nerves were localized and embedded in the fibrous tissue close to the auricular muscles (Figures 1(d) and 2(a)), primarily at the auriculocephalic angle.
After cutting through skin and subcutaneous tissue, the auricular muscles auricularis superior and posterior are generally divided to access and incise the periosteum overlying the mastoid bone.
Little is known about the role of these minor auricular muscles in humans.
* the temporal branch that supplies the lateral intrinsic muscle of the auricle, the anterior and superior auricular muscles, the frontalis, the orbicularis oculi, and the corrugator