The digastric muscle's anterior accessory belly: Case report

Genny Reyes, Camilo Contreras, Luis Miguel Ramírez, Luis Ernesto Ballesteros

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E341-E343
JournalMedicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Digastric anterior accessory belly
  • Intermediate tendon
  • Mylohyoid


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