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a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The surgery for closure of TEF was consisted of neck exploration, esophageal repair and tracheal repair complimented by sternomastoid flap between the fistula site.
Sources of innervation of the neuromuscular spindles in sternomastoid and trapezius.
The occipital artery emerges from the deep tissues of the neck, and pierces the fascia between the attachments of the sternomastoid and trapezius muscles at the level of the superior nuchal line.
It either presents under the sternomastoid or as an extension from the mediastinum.
The ventral midline incision was done on the neck; then, careful blunt dissection was performed within the triangle formed by the sternohyoid, digastric, and sternomastoid muscles; common carotid artery was exposed; and the silk suture was placed around the vessel.
When the patient swallowed, a transient swelling raised up on the neck over the junction of the upper two-thirds and the lower third of the sternomastoid muscle.
Correlations between dyspnea, diaphragm and sternomastoid recruitment during inspiratory resistance breathing in normal subjects.