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 contraction of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, flexing the cervical, manually resisted.
The anterolateral left cervical region after neck dissection with preservation of the spinal accessory nerve, internal jugular vein and sternocleidomastoid muscle.
(7) The third pouch sinus then courses superiorly through the thyrohyoid membrane cranial to the superior laryngeal nerve, posterior to the carotid vessels, and deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. (4) In our series, all the sinus tracts were located caudal to the superior laryngeal nerve, and all opened at the apex of the piriform sinus.
Methodology: The sternocleidomastoid muscle was removed from its attachment to the clavicle and mastoid process.
Sternocleidomastoid muscle [6] is rich in its vascularity from occipital artery from its upper third, superior thyroid artery in its mid portion and transverse cervical artery inferiorly.
ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologist BSCPB: Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block IASP: International Association for the Study of Pain IM: Intramuscular IV: Intravenous GA: General anesthesia MAP: Mean arterial pressure NRS: Numeric rating scale NS: Not statistically significant NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs PACU: Postanesthesia care unit PONV: Postoperative nausea and vomiting PR: Pulse rate PCA: Patient-controlled analgesia SBP: Systolic blood pressure SCM: Sternocleidomastoid muscle SCPB: Superficial cervical plexus block SD: Standard deviation SPO2: Saturation VAS: Visual Analogue Scale WHO: World Heath Organization.
Furthermore, the incised retropharyngeal abscess cavity was connected by a small fistula to a second cervical abscess, medial to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Due to increasing fever, pain, and progressing loss of vigilance, the patient underwent a removal of the ventral aspect of the C1 arch, odontoid, and related ligaments through a transoral approach.
Youngsook identified changes in myofascial pain and examined the range of movement in the temporomandibular joint after the application of the kinesiotaping method in patients with latent myofascial trigger points within the sternocleidomastoid muscle [25].
On examination, there was a solitary swelling of 5 x 3 cm on the right side of the neck, below the angle of mandible which was deep to sternocleidomastoid muscle at the junction of upper and mid-third of the muscle.
The safest identification of SAN is in the posterior neck triangle where it may be recognized exiting from the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle at Erb's point [7].
Ultrasound of the neck revealed mild thickening of the left sternocleidomastoid muscle and no lymphadenopathy.
To assess the associations of demographics (age, sex, sternocleidomastoid muscle length, height, and weight) with preoperative and postoperative changes, we used a series of linear models.

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