platysma

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platysma

[plə′tiz·mə]
(anatomy)
A subcutaneous muscle of the neck, extending from the face to the clavicle; muscle of facial expression.
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This finding is frequently associated with streaky changes in the adjacent subcutaneous fat and thickening of the overlying platysma muscle.
On all four patients, Cook performed laser resurfacing of the dermal surfaces of the skin and the platysma muscle -- an inherently dangerous and experimental procedure which was performed without the appropriate controls such as an institutional review board and/or clinical study, and without adequate consent by the patients.
29) Terzis and Kalantarian advocated dynamic restoration of lip depressor function with a digastric and/or platysma muscle transfer.
8-12) On the contrary, the diagnostic evaluation of hemodynamically stable patients who present with wounds that penetrate the platysma muscle is still controversial.
Beginning at this superior incision, the skin and subcutaneous tissue are raised off the platysma muscle (figure 1, B), then the PMF is raised in a subplatysmal plane all the way superiorly to the inferior edge of the mandible (figure 1, C).
A 23-mm mass was noted in the left submandibular region, pushing the submandibular salivary gland and platysma muscle (figure 1).
Another reconstruction technique involves the use of a flap made up of three elements: platysma muscle, cervical fascia, and sternocleidomastoid muscle (PCS).