omohyoid


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omohyoid

[¦ō·mō′hī‚ȯid]
(anatomy)
Pertaining conjointly to the scapula and the hyoid bone.
A muscle attached to the scapula and the hyoid bone.
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Further detail is provided in Gray's Anatomy (Standring 2005), which states that the clavicle, subclavius, SCM and omohyoid, lateral part of the carotid sheath, phrenic nerve, transverse cervical, suprascapular and ascending cervical arteries, subclavian vein, prevertebral fascia, and phrenic nerve are all anterior to scalenus anterior.
Yadav et al (3) reported a case where the external jugular vein crossed superficially to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and ended in the internal jugular vein, above the level of the superior belly of omohyoid muscle (incidence, 1 of 10 cadavers).
The omohyoid muscle lies superficially and the strong reflective signal of the first rib is noted inferiorly.