Iliocostalis cervicis - Musculus iliocostalis cervicis


The cervical iliocostal muscle (Iliocostal cervicis) is the cervical part of the iliocostal muscle. For most authors, it is only the most cranial termination of the iliocostal muscle on the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra.


Origin: transverse process of the cranial thoracic vertebrae

Insertion: Transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra.

Action: Fixes the loin and ribs

Nerve: Dorsal branches of the thoracic and lumbar nerves

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332
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