sternocleidomastoid muscle

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Noun1.sternocleidomastoid muscle - one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
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The point where the external jugular vein crosses the posterolateral border of sternocleidomastoid muscle is the entry point.
The combined laryngocele presented clinically as a swelling in the neck at the level of the hyoid bone anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle that increased in size with the Valsalva maneuver; when compressed, the swellingbecame smaller (figure 4).
A 39-year-old man was admitted to the department of otorhinolaryngology with a mass, which had developed within last 15 days, in the left anterior sternocleidomastoid muscle region.
3%) patients needed to have a parathyroid gland immediately re-implanted in the body of the ipsilateral sternocleidomastoid muscle following iatrogenic devascularisation or removal.
After the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the strap muscle were identified, we cut through the linea alba cervicalis incision with a harmonic scalpel between the strap muscles from the suprasternal notch to thyroid cartilage.
Typically arising from the transverse process of C3 to C5, the levator claviculae courses inferiorly, lateral to the scalene and levator scapulae muscles, medial and posterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and usually inserting on the clavicle.
A 8-mm Dacron interposition graft was sutured in place, the shunt was removed, and the detached sternocleidomastoid muscle was sutured (figure 2).
The lesion is situated posterolateral to right sternocleidomastoid muscle, lateral to right carotid and jugular vessel and right scalene muscle anterior to right trapezius muscle and posterosuperior to clavicle and subclavian vessel suggestive of possible lymphangioma.
A 1 cmx 1 cm papular lesion noted to the left side of the neck along the sternocleidomastoid muscle with clear discharge.
Surgical exploration of the neck revealed a large infected hematoma in and around the sternocleidomastoid muscle, which was debrided and a drain was left in place (Fig.
The sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) is an important landmark in the neck which divides it into an anterior and a posterior triangle.
5 cm palpable mass localized in the medial and upper 1/3 of sternocleidomastoid muscle with well defined borders and was hard in consistency.

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