The sublingual gland is divided into two parts: the caudal part that is located in the occiptomandibular region of the digastric muscle
and the rostral part between the tunica mucosa of the mouth and the mylohyoid muscle.
The digastric muscle
is a suprahyoid muscle formed by two muscle bellies: one anterior and the other posterior.
30) The anterior belly of the digastric muscle
is elongated with a strip of fascia or by releasing the posterior belly.
Approximately at the level of the digastric muscle
intermediate tendon, the MHN gave of a thick branch that joined the LN.
The facial nerve trunk was then carefully located by blunt dissection as it emerges from the stylomastoid foramen immediately above the attachment of the posterior belly of digastric muscle
and along the anterior border of the mastoid process.
The bony mass was found adherent to the sigmoid sinus, stylomastoid foramen, fallopian canal, and digastric muscle
revealed a reduced frequency and smaller size of type IIA fibers in the masseter of rats administered a soft diet than in those receiving a normal diet, but found no changes in the digastric muscle
Lower parotid defects rarely require an extension more than 2 or 3 cm below the inferior margin of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle
The results concluded that the lingual artery is found in a position more inferior than classicaly described, based on the digastric muscle
and the hypoglossal nerve: and that the hyoid bone can be used as a point of reference for the surgical access to the lingual artery in the region of the anterior trigone of the neck.
The submandibular capsule is sutured to the cervical fascia below the digastric muscle
, and the cut ends of the platysma muscle are repaired.
the branch to the posterior belly of the digastric muscle
4 Other mandibular depressor muscles include the geniohyoid, mylohyoid, and the digastric muscles
The antagonistic response from the digastric muscles
pulls the jaw apart.
Comparative anatomic study of mandibular growth in rats after bilateral resections of superficial masseter, posterior temporal, and anterior digastric muscles
Although not considered to be muscles of mastication, the digastric muscles
also play an important role in mandibular function.