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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: O: Occipitofrontalis

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus I: Muscular System: Alphabetical Listing of Muscles: O

Occipitofrontalis

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

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The occipital belly of this muscle may be absent, and the muscles of the two sides may be fused medially. The frontal belly is rarely is rarely absent and may supply slips to the arch of the frontal bone, maxilla, or nasal bones. Fibers of the frontal part may interdigitate across the midline.

Syn.: m. epicranius, cranii cutaneus (Meckel), Schädelmuskel, Oberschädelmuskel, peaucier du crâne (Cruveilhier).


References

Anson, B.J., Ed. (1966) Morris' Human Anatomy. 12th ed., The Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York.

Henle, J. Handbuch der Muskellehre des Menschen, in Handbuch der systematischen Anatomie des Menschen. Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig.

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