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Discuss the atlantomastoid muscle. Be sure to include the following:

Origin, insertion, blood supply, innervation, and some noteworthy points about this variant muscle.

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The atlantomastoid muscle is a muscle variant of the suboccipital region. For individuals that have an atlantomastoid muscle, on each side the suboccipital group consists of 5 muscles instead of the usual four (rectus capitis posterior major & minor, obliquus capitis superior & inferior).

The origin of atlantomastoid is the transverse ...

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This solution includes 200 words and briefly discusses the atlantomastoid muscle. This muscle variant is occasionally seen in humans. The origin, insertion, and neurovascular supply are discussed.