The sterno-mastoid muscle
, or sterno-occipito-mastoid muscle
, is found on both sides of the neck
. It is attached to the clavicle, sternum
, temporal bone, and occipital bone. The sterno-mastoid muscle consists of four plates. The occipital artery
, thyroid artery
, spinal accessory nerve, and cervical plexus all pass through it. The sterno-mastoid muscle allows for the rotation of the head from side to side and back and forth.
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Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:38 AM by christelle.b.