Mylohyoid muscle

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The mylohyoid muscle is a paired muscular sling that forms part of the floor of the mouth. It also separates the sublingual space (and oral cavity) from the submandibular space

  • origin: mylohyoid line/ridge on the medial surface of the mandible
  • insertion: midline raphe that extends from the mandibular symphysis to the hyoid bone
  • mylohyoid boutonniere: defect in the midportion of the mylohyoid muscle through which sublingual glands, blood vessels, fat, etc can herniate 1,4
Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 46108
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
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