Omohyoid

The Omohyoid has two bellies with an intermediate tendon. The superior belly courses from the hyoid bone to a fascial sling above the clavicle. The intermediate tendon passes through the fascial sling. The inferior belly extends from this point to the scapula. The ansa cervicalis innervates the omohyoid.

The omohyoid is a useful surgical landmark. It demarcates the underlying internal jugular vein, and the site of the bifurcation of the common carotid artery.