sternohyoid muscle

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ster·no·hy·oid mus·cle

(stĕr'nō-hī'oyd mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, posterior surface of manubrium sterni and first costal cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, depresses hyoid bone; nerve supply, upper cervical through spinal nerves (ansa cervicalis).
Synonym(s): musculus sternohyoideus [TA] .
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The sternohyoid muscle was then used to fashion a transposition myovascular flap to cover the defect.
Several techniques have been proposed to preserve the best phonatory function after cordectomy, using either the sternohyoid muscle or the ventricular band to construct a neocord perioperatively.