Journal of Anatomy and Physiological Studies

Variation of the Splenius Capitis Muscle

Author(s): Kirk C. Reeves*, Tommy R. Wright, Cara L. Fisher

During a routine dissection, a novel variant of the splenius capitis muscle, with a unique orientation, was found on a 75-year-old cadaver. These muscle fibers were found running perpendicular to the primary body of the occipital muscles, from the insertion on the occiput laterally into fascia. This finding varies from the expected anatomy of the region.

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