Oblique muscle of auricle

The oblique muscle of auricle (oblique auricular muscle or Tod muscle[1]) is an intrinsic muscle of the outer ear.

Oblique muscle of auricle
The muscles of the auricula
NervePosterior auricular nerve from the facial nerve
LatinMusculus obliquus auriculae
Anatomical terms of muscle

The oblique muscle of auricle is placed on the cranial surface of the pinna. It consists of a few fibers extending from the upper and back part of the concha to the convexity immediately above it.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1035 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. "Definition: 'Oblique Muscle Of Auricle'". MediLexicon International Ltd. Retrieved April 23, 2013.

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