omohyoid muscle


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Related to omohyoid muscle: Thyrohyoid muscle, Sternothyroid muscle

o·mo·hy·oid mus·cle

(ō'mō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Formed of two bellies attached to intermediate tendon; origin, by inferior belly from upper border of scapula between superior angle and notch; insertion, by superior belly into hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves through ansa cervicalis.
Synonym(s): musculus omohyoideus [TA] .

o·mo·hy·oid mus·cle

(ō'mō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Formed of two bellies attached to intermediate tendon; origin, by inferior belly from upper border of scapula between superior angle and notch; insertion, by superior belly into hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves through ansa cervicalis.
Synonym(s): musculus omohyoideus [TA] .
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Omohyoid muscle has been folded back to allow a better view of the relation between subclavius posticus muscle and the superior margin of the scapula.
It is essential to know these possible variations because the omohyoid muscle is a reliable landmark in the supraclavicular region.
There are reports of clinical cases due to abnormal omohyoid muscle, contracture of which causes congenital torticollis (20, 21).
The double omohyoid muscle in humans: Report of one case and review of the literature.
A study of anatomical variability of the omohyoid muscle and its clinical relevance.
Author/Year Attachment to scapula Attachment to first rib Present study Upper border of s cape a Costal cartilage of first (2007) lateral to inferior belly rib of omohyoid muscle Sherry et al.
Upon exploration, it was noted that the mass was deep to the sternocleidomastoid and omohyoid muscles. The jugular vein was displaced anterior to the mass.