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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The strap muscles on the bulge of the laryngocele are dissected to reach the laryngocele capsule (figure 1).
The two skin flaps are created by dissecting them away from the strap muscles upward to the thyroid cartilage and downward to the sternal border.
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 position of the schwannoma between the strap muscles was consistent of the nerve of origin being a branch of the ansa cervicalis.
These are anatomically beneath the strap muscles of the neck and therefore are less mobile, often present after an upper respiratory infection, and tend to be larger than dermoids.
The strap muscles (Sternohyoid, sternothyroid and superior belly of the omohyoid) are located anteriorly and are innervated by the ansa cervicalis (Ansa hypoglossi).
At surgery, the strap muscles were extremely adherent to the underlying thyroid, and the normal tissue planes were difficult to identify.
Intra-operatively right SCM was found to be firmly adherent to the tumour, sparing the strap muscles.
Wound opened after excision of neck scar & a part of gauze piece was projecting through the strap muscles.