A rare case of unilateral third head of sternocleidomastoid muscle

Saju Binu Cherian, Satheesha Nayak

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Abstract

A rare case of unilateral third head of sternocleidomastoid muscle was noted during routine dissections for undergraduate medical students. The additional third head originated from the middle third of the clavicle and joined the normal two heads (sternal and clavicular) of the muscle in the middle of the neck. The insertion and nerve supply of the muscle was normal. This case may be important for head and neck surgeons and for plastic surgeons doing muscle graft surgeries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Morphology
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21-07-2008

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Head
Muscles
Neck
Clavicle
Medical Students
Dissection
Transplants
Surgeons

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  • Anatomy

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