strap muscles

in·fra·hy·oid mus·cles

[TA]
the small, flat muscles inferior to the hyoid bone including the sternohyoid, omohyoid, sternothyroid, thyrohyoid, and levator muscle of the thyroid gland.

strap muscles

Surgical anatomy A popular term for the infrahyoid group of intrinsic laryngeal muscles; SMs are small, flat muscles below the hyoid bone that connect with hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage; SMs are antagonistic to the elastic suspensory ligaments and laryngeal elevators. Cf Laryngeal complex.
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A large cystic mass was found adherent to the skin and underlying strap muscles. It was punctured and approximately1500ml of serous fluid was aspirated.
The doctors initially suspected the woman to suffer from globus pharyngeus, the sensation of feeling a lump in the throat due to contraction of the strap muscles of the neck.
It was involving the strap muscles of both the sides and both the sternocleidomastoids.
Unusually, the calcified nodule was seen extending to the subcutaneous tissue plane between the strap muscles.
A four-layered closure is then performed, including the tracheal defect, strap muscles, subcutaneous fat, and skin.
The strap muscles on the bulge of the laryngocele are dissected to reach the laryngocele capsule (figure 1).
This approach exploits the intermuscular plane between sternocleidomastoid muscle, carotid artery and jugular vein laterally and the strap muscles, trachea and oesophagus medially.
The subcutaneous scar containing the subcutaneous tissue and strap muscles was opened to reveal the implant.
A couple of strap muscles, the zygomatic minor, the contempt muscle, (which curls the lip) and the zygomatic major, the laughter muscle (which raises the corners of the mouth up and out) are attached, running from the cheekbone beneath the outer corner of the eye to the side of the upper lip.
The possible causes of voice change after thyroidectomy with preservation of the superior and recurrent laryngeal nerve have been described as division or injury of the strap muscles [2, 5, 6], cricothyroid muscle injury [2], modified vascular supply and venous drainage of the larynx [6], and mucosal congestion due to orotracheal intubation [4].
The position of the schwannoma between the strap muscles was consistent of the nerve of origin being a branch of the ansa cervicalis.