Cleidohyoid muscle

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The cleidohyoid muscle is a muscle in the neck that is present in very rare cases. In the vast majority of people, it is entirely absent.[1] When present, the cleidohyoid attaches the hyoid bone in the throat to the clavicle. It is considered a variation of the omohyoid muscle.

Styloglossus muscleHyoglossus muscleGeniohyoid muscleMylohyoid muscleDigastric muscleDigastric muscleOmohyoid muscleOmohyoid muscleOmohyoid muscleOmohyoid muscleSternohyoid muscleStylohyoid muscleSternocleidomastoid muscleThyrohyoid muscleTrapezius muscleSternothyroid muscleSternothyroid muscleClavicleClavicleSternumScapulaPectoralis major muscleHyoid boneMandibleThyroid cartilageThyroidCricoid cartilageTracheaMuscles of the shoulder (Anatomy map)'The muscles of the neck.'

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Muscles of the neck (Anatomy map)
The cleidohyoid muscle is not shown here, but would appear between the omohyoid and sternohyoid muscle.


  1. Eyüp Savaş Hatipoğlu, Piraye Kervancioğlu, Mehmet Cudi Tuncer. An unusual variation of the omohyoid muscle and review of literature. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071
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