Anatomy, Head and Neck, Digastric Muscle.

Title

Anatomy, Head and Neck, Digastric Muscle.

Creator

Tranchito EN; Bordoni B

Publisher

StatPearls

Date

2021
2021-01

Description

The digastrics are a pair of muscles individually made up of two distinct muscle bellies: the anterior and posterior digastrics. They derive embryonically from the first and second pharyngeal arches. Together, they function in swallowing, chewing, and speech, and serve as important surgical landmarks in neck dissections and are used routinely for reconstruction. Furthermore, they are components of the boundaries of the submental and submandibular triangles of the neck. There are numerous anatomical variants of the digastrics which can be misleading on MRI or CT. Careful consideration of these variations is critical in clinical assessment and surgical planning.

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Tranchito EN; Bordoni B, “Anatomy, Head and Neck, Digastric Muscle.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11604.

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