oblique fiber

oblique fiber

any of the collagenous filaments that are bundled together, extending from the alveolus to the cementum of the tooth in an apical direction on lateral view. Oblique fibers constitute approximately two thirds of the periodontal fibers.
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Acute retropharyngeal tendonitis (calcific tendonitis of the longus colli), initially described by Hartley in 1964, is an acute inflammation condition of the longus colli tendon, which is related to calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in the superior oblique fibers of the longus colli muscles.