Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
Intermediate Tendon of Omohyoid Muscle
Muscular System

Intermediate Tendon of Omohyoid Muscle

Tendo intermedius musculi omohyoidei

Read more

Structure/Morphology

The omohyoid muscle is made up of two bellies united at an angle by an intermediate tendon. A band of deep cervical fascia, attached to the superior border of the body of the clavicle houses the intermediate tendon and maintains the angulated course of the muscle (Standring, 2016).

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Anatomical Relations

The intermediate tendon of the omohyoid muscle lies adjacent to the internal jugular vein at the level of the arch of the cricoid cartilage.

Function

The intermediate tendon of the omohyoid muscle connects the anterior and posterior bellies of omohyoid muscle, of which the function is to depress the hyoid bone.

References

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

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Omohyoid Muscle

ScienceDirect image

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.

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy