longus capitis muscle

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lon·gus ca·pi·tis mus·cle

(long'gŭs kap'i-tis mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, anterior tubercles of transverse processes of third to sixth cervical vertebrae; insertion, basilar process of occipital bone; action, twists or flexes neck anteriorly; nerve supply, cervical plexus.
Synonym(s): musculus longus capitis [TA] , long muscle of head.
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[10] In addition, the craniocervical region is supported by the longus capitis muscle anteriorly and the suboccipital extensor, semispinalis, and splenius capitis muscles posteriorly.
Syntopy: The CCG was laterally surrounded by plenty of the fat mass but its glossy medial surface was clearly visible after removal of the longus capitis muscle. On the medial side, the CCG was located between the medial retropharyngeal lymph node and the longus capitis muscle (Fig.
Severe trauma can result in avulsion of the longus capitis muscle from the insertion of the basisphenoid bone and moderate bleeding from the guttural pouch.
The pharyngeal bursa (PB) is a recess lined with respiratory epithelium along the midline posterior superior wall of the nasopharynx between the longus capitis muscles. PB is located superior to the superior constrictor muscle, at the level of the lateral pharyngeal recess (fossa of Rosenmuller).