Stylohyoid muscle

In this article we will discuss about Stylohyoid muscle. So let’s get started.

Stylohyoid muscle

Part of suprahyoid muscle. It originates from the posterior and lateral surface of the styloid process of temporal bone and gets inserted into the hyoid bone at greater cornu superior to omohyoid muscle. It is innervated by the facial nerve and artery supply is through the branches of facial, occipital and lingual artery. It’s chief action is elevation of hyoid bone facilitating swallowing.

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