platysma


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to platysma: sternocleidomastoid

platysma

[plə′tiz·mə]
(anatomy)
A subcutaneous muscle of the neck, extending from the face to the clavicle; muscle of facial expression.
References in periodicals archive ?
In contrast to the technique described by Tennent et al., we did not include the platysma in the suture allowing a better coverage of the knots by the platysma.
Signals were recorded from the right and left platysma muscles (for right and left motion commands), the right auricularis (downward movement commands), and the left trapezius (for upward commands) (Figure 2(b)).
Operating space was routinely established under the skin of the anterior chest wall and the platysma muscle, into which the trocar was inserted and CO2 was infused.
The NDS platform technology and ANT-1207 add to Allergan's strong neurotoxin pipeline, with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) currently in development for treating forehead lines, masseter hypertrophy and platysma bands and BOTOX Therapeutic in development for osteoarthritis and depression.
The incision was carried down through the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and platysma. Subplatysmal flaps were not elevated.
Extended nasolabial flap compared with the platysma myocutaneous muscle flap for re- construction of intraoral defects after release of oral submucous fibrosis: a comparative study.
In the sides of the neck spaces between the platysma muscles are often filled with fat; in the nape of the neck, occipital area, and upper back regions, spaces between the subcutaneous structures are often filled with fat.
[24] in their studies on 10 human fetuses described the continuity of the platysma muscle with the superficial fascia in the parotid region.
A low collar incision was made and carried down through the subcutaneous tissue and platysma muscle.
(65) Type 1 anomalies are anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscle and deep to the platysma (Figure 11), while type 2 lesions, which are the most common type, are found deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, superficial to the carotid sheath (Figures 11 and 12).