digastric


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Related to digastric: geniohyoid, mylohyoid, thyrohyoid, stylohyoid, sternohyoid, sternothyroid

digastric

[dī′gas·trik]
(anatomy)
Of a muscle, having a fleshy part at each end and a tendinous part in the middle.
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A posteroexternal approach to the hip joint: value of the formation of a digastric muscle.
The onset and duration of oropharyngeal swallowing were recorded from the SM-EMG activity (of the mylohyoid-geniohyoid-anterior digastric muscle complex).
It is defined superiorly by the temporal bone, posteriorly by the vertebrae and prevertebral muscles including their fasciae, and laterally by the mandible, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and the medial pterygoid muscle.
The boundaries of the submental space are formed by the hyoid bone inferiorly, the mandible superiorly, and the anterior bellies of the digastric muscles bilaterally (figure).
The facial nerve exits the temporal bone at the stylomastoid foramen and enters the parenchyma of the parotid gland after it gives off the posterior auricular, posterior digastric, and stylohyoid muscle branches.
As occurred with our patient, cases were described in which the tumor was macroscopically adherent to the facial nerve (6, 7) and the pterygoid and digastric muscles.
In the head and neck, several different muscles may be affected: the sternocleidomastoid, mylohyoid, digastric, temporalis, tongue, and perioral group muscles.
The inferior aspect of the gland is identified, and the gland is bluntly dissected from its attachments to the digastric muscle and the floor of the submandibular fossa.
The bony mass was found adherent to the sigmoid sinus, stylomastoid foramen, fallopian canal, and digastric muscle.
Positron-emission tomography (PET) demonstrated uptake in the right ethmoid sinus, right submandibular gland, right and left jugular digastric lymph nodes, and right adrenal gland.
Above the level of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, this incision can be made with impunity.