omohyoid


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omohyoid

(ˌəʊməˈhaɪɔɪd)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a muscle found in the shoulder
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After a year of study, Smith realized the woodpecker activates the omohyoid muscle in its head upon impact to apply slight pressure on the jugular, which slightly increases blood volume in the brain, creating a sort of cushion.
The sternohyoid, thyrohyoid, and omohyoid muscles are divided along the inferior border of the hyoid bone and reflected downward, while the external thyroid perichondrium is incised along the superior border from the base of the cornu to the thyroid notch, and an inferiorly based thyroid perichondrial flap is created and dissected, exposing the superior half of the lamina (figure 2).
Omohyoid muscle syndrome (OMS), also called omohyoid sling syndrome, is a rare disease.
7 The ossification of the STSL may also alter the attachment of the omohyoid muscle which has its attachment clo-se to it.
Furthermore, RCC was detected in the Delphian nodule and the right jugular vein in the right omohyoid muscle, which was taken during the neck dissection.
The hyoid myotomy operation involves moving the hyoid bone forward, detaching the muscles (sternohyoid, omohyoid, thyrohyoid and stylohyoid) and fixating the hyoid bone to the thyroid cartilage with non-resorbable sutures.
2000) describe a case where the EJV crossed sternocleidomastoid muscle superficially and ended in IJV above the level of superior belly of omohyoid.
These include cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus supplying the skin overlying the posterior triangle; the platysma and omohyoid muscles; the spinal accessory nerve, which innervates the SCM and trapezius muscles; the deep cervical lymph nodes; the brachial plexus; and numerous arteries and veins--prominent is the external jugular vein (see Figure 2).
The omohyoid muscle lies superficially and the strong reflective signal of the first rib is noted inferiorly.
One possible reason for this anomaly is the action of the omohyoid muscle, which is a laryngeal depressor muscle that originates at the scapula and inserts at the hyoid bone.
The muscle belly was found to be attached to the upper border of the scapula lateral to the attachment of inferior belly of the omohyoid.