Ansa cervicalis

The ansa cervicalis is a component of the cervical plexus which gives muscular branches to the geniohyoid muscle of the suprahyoid group and all 4 of the infrahyoid muscles

Gross anatomy

  • superior root: derived from the anterior primary rami of C1
  • inferior root: derived from the anterior primary rami of C2 and C3
Head and neck anatomy
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Article information

rID: 30602
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, refs
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    Figure 1: ansa cervicalis
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    Figure 2: cervical plexus labelled
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