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Other Terms: Musculus iliocostalis cervicis, Musculus iliocostalis colli, Muscle ilio-costal du cou
Musculus iliocostalis cervicis or colli
Latin muscle parts
Epaxial muscle – Erector spinae – Iliocostalis
The English name for this muscle is the muscle between the groin, or flank, and the ribs in the loin region. The word iliocostalis comes from the Latin words ilium meaning “groin, or flank,” and costa meaning “rib.”Cervicis comes from the Latin cervix for “neck.”
Superior margin of the angles of ribs 3 to 6 just medial to attachment of the iliocostalis thoracis
Posterior tubercles of transverse processes of C4 to C6
Extension of the vertebral column; assist with lateral flexion of vertebral column;; postural stabilization of vertebral column.
Dorsal rami of cervical and thoracic spinal nerves (C4 to T6)
Muscular branches of the occipital artery from the external carotid artery. Dorsal branches of the posterior intercostal arteries from the thoracic aorta.
Musculus iliocostalis cervicis
Musculus iliocostalis colli
Muscle ilio-costal du cou