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Nerve: Ansa cervicalis
Ansa cervicalis. Superior root labeled as "descending hypoglossal", Inferior root labeled as "descending cervical".
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Gray's subject #210 928
Innervates sternohyoid muscle, sternothyroid muscle, omohyoid muscle
MeSH [1]

The ansa cervicalis (or ansa hypoglossi in older literature) is a loop of nerves that are part of the cervical plexus.

Branches from the ansa cervicalis innervate the sternohyoid muscle, sternothyroid muscle, and the inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle.


Two roots make up the ansa cervicalis.

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