Platysma - Platysma

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General terms > Myology > Cutaneous muscles > Platysma

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Description

The platysma is a well-developed muscular sheet in carnivores and pigs, which radiates into the facial cutaneous muscle.

Origin: mid-dorsal tendinous raphe of the neck and the skin

Insertion: commissural portion of the lips

Action: draw the commissure of the lips caudally

Nerve: buccal branches and the caudal auricular nerve from the facial nerve


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier
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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