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Fascial Sling of Omohyoid Muscle
Connective Tissue

Fascial Sling of Omohyoid Muscle

Structure

Reaching superiorly from the superior surface of the clavicle, a U-shaped piece of fascia ensheathes the intermediate tendon of the omohyoid muscle and defines its location (Standring, 2016).

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Anatomical Relations

The fascial sling of the omohyoid muscle attaches to the anterior third of the clavicle and immediately deep to the lateral edge of sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Function

The fascial sling of the omohyoid muscle acts as an anchoring point for the omohyoid muscle in the anterior neck.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, 41st ed. Elsevier Limited.

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Omohyoid Muscle

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The omohyoid muscle is identified between the superficial and deep cervical fascia along its course toward the suprascapular notch, and it can be tagged and retracted.

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