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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)

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REYES, Genny; CONTRERAS, Camilo; RAMIREZ, Luis Miguel  and  BALLESTEROS, Luis Ernesto. The digastric muscle’s anterior accessory belly: Case report. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.5, pp.341-343. ISSN 1698-6946.

Digastric muscle is characterized by presenting occasional variations. The suprahyoid region of an 83 year-old male cadaver was dissected and an anatomic variation of the digastric muscle was observed in its anterior belly. It consisted of an accessory bilateral anterior belly originating in the intermediate tendon and inserted into the mylohyoid raphe. The implications of this variation are discussed from a diagnostic and functional perspective.

Keywords : Digastric anterior accessory belly; mylohyoid; intermediate tendon.

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