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An unusual variant of the atlantomastoid muscle

N. O. Blackwood1, Ł. Olewnik2, G. P. Georgiev3, G. Wysiadecki4, A. Aysenne1, J. Iwanaga15, R. S. Tubbs1678
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0126
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Pubmed: 34826133
Affiliations
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  2. Department of Anatomical Dissection and Donation, Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  3. Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Queen Giovanna-ISUL, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  4. Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy, Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  5. Department of Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  6. Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George’s University, St. George’s, United States
  7. Department of Structural and Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  8. Department of Neurosurgery, and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, United States

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Submitted: 2021-07-20
Accepted: 2021-11-03
Published online: 2021-11-16

Abstract

Knowledge of anatomical variations can be of use to clinicians and surgeons when, for example, viewing images of a patient or performing operations. Such knowledge can minimize the risk of iatrogenic complications. Herein, we present a case of a variant atlantomastoid muscle. The muscle was identified on the left side in an adult cadaver. The muscle’s measurements and anatomical relationships are presented as well as a review of salient literature. We hope that increased knowledge of anatomical variants in the suboccipital region can improve patient care.

Abstract

Knowledge of anatomical variations can be of use to clinicians and surgeons when, for example, viewing images of a patient or performing operations. Such knowledge can minimize the risk of iatrogenic complications. Herein, we present a case of a variant atlantomastoid muscle. The muscle was identified on the left side in an adult cadaver. The muscle’s measurements and anatomical relationships are presented as well as a review of salient literature. We hope that increased knowledge of anatomical variants in the suboccipital region can improve patient care.

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Keywords

anatomical variation; atlantomastoid muscle; suboccipital muscles; suboccipital region

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Title

An unusual variant of the atlantomastoid muscle

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-11-16

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190

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0126

Pubmed

34826133

Keywords

anatomical variation
atlantomastoid muscle
suboccipital muscles
suboccipital region

Authors

N. O. Blackwood
Ł. Olewnik
G. P. Georgiev
G. Wysiadecki
A. Aysenne
J. Iwanaga
R. S. Tubbs

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