auricularis posterior muscle

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au·ri·cu·la·ris pos·te·ri·or mus·cle

(aw-rik-yū'lar'is pos-tēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Facial muscle of external ear; origin, mastoid process; insertion, posterior portion of root of auricle; action, draws back the pinna; nerve supply, facial.
Synonym(s): musculus auricularis posterior, musculus retrahens aurem, posterior 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.
The posterior auricular muscle, which presented a hypertrophic form and abnormal insertion site, was totally excised in 9 patients.
Wrapping hydroxyapatite orbital implants with posterior auricular muscle complex grafts.

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