sternocleidomastoid muscle


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Synonyms for sternocleidomastoid muscle

one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone

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Cervical thoracic duct cysts typically occur adjacent to the confluence of the left subclavian and internal jugular veins in the supraclavicular fossa, deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and lateral to the carotid sheath.
Sternocleidomastoid muscle involvement is seen more frequently in non-iatrogenic accessory nerve palsy compared to iatrogenic palsy.
In some cases this lay beneath sternocleidomastoid muscle indicating that landmark positions are not always constant.
There may be a rim of decreased echoes thought to represent compressed normal adjacent sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Physical examination revealed an area of erythema surrounding an actively draining pinpoint opening at the anterior border of the lower third of the right sternocleidomastoid muscle.
In March 1989, surgeons at our hospital began to routinely use the sternal head of a sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCMM) flap in closing pharyngeal defects following total laryngectomy.
Clinical examination and ultrasonography identified no pathology, but computed tomography revealed that the asymmetry was present because the patient's right sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) was absent.
Tissue quality was noted to be extremely poor, and a three-layered closure was performed and bolstered by a sternocleidomastoid muscle flap.
Soon after the child's birth, a clear serous discharge was noticed draining from a pinpoint neck opening anterior to each sternocleidomastoid muscle halfway between the hyoid bone and the clavicle.
They are particularly evident with second arch anomalies, which typically occur as cysts, sinus tracts, or fistulae along a course from the tonsillar fossa, internally, to the skin anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, externally.
On physical examination, the mass was firm and palpable beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle at the base of the neck.
In cases of possible parathyroid gland compromise, frozen-section biopsy and ipsilateral auto-transplantation to the sternocleidomastoid muscle were performed.
6-cm mass in the right posterior cervical space with anterolateral displacement of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (figure 1).
On examination, a 3 x 5-cm cystic mass was felt anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
With each stimulus, testing was completed with and without monitoring of sternocleidomastoid muscle tension.
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