stylohyoideus

stylohyoideus

(stī″lō-hī-oyd′ē-ŭs)
A muscle having its origin on the styloid process and its insertion on the hyoid bone. It draws the hyoid bone upward and backward.
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Possible muscular injuries were a tear, straining, overstretching, or elongation of the hyobranchial apparatus, including the branchiomandibularis muscle (tongue protractor), cricohyoideus muscle (tongue retractor), stylohyoideus muscle (retracting and raising the tongue), ceratoglossus muscle, hypoglossus muscle (lateral movements of the tongue), intermandibularis muscle, serpiohyoideus muscle, interceratobranchialis muscle, mesoglossus muscle, or genioglossus muscle.
Alternatively a dysfunction of either the cricohyoideus or the stylohyoideus muscles could have impaired tongue retraction.