styloglossus


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styloglossus

[‚stī·lō′gläs·əs]
(anatomy)
A muscle arising from the styloid process of the temporal bone, and inserted into the tongue.
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The styloid process gives origin to stylohyoid, styloglossus and stylopharyngeus muscles and attachment to the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.
These scholars have identified a complex of muscles that considered key to the mechanism of swallowing, they are: higher pharyngeal constrictor, palatopharyngeal, palatoglossus, posterior intrinsic muscles of the tongue, styloglossus, stylohyoid, genius-hyoid and mylohyoid.
Lim et al (70) evaluated the anatomy of the oropharynx and identified the key landmarks, including the glossopharyngeal nerve, styloglossus muscle, and external carotid artery, and explained that highlighting these key anatomic landmarks during training may help to shorten the learning curve of the TORS procedure.
I suspect that what we are perceiving in this maneuver as the back of the throat is in fact activation of that lateral part of the tongue muscle group, the styloglossus, that retracts the back of the tongue.
The mandibular gland shows a rounded contour and its duct crosses along the occiptomandibular face of the digastric muscle and styloglossus muscle and opens in the mouth on the sublingual caruncle near the frenulum (Figure 1 and 2).