Three-Dimensional Architecture of the Tongue Muscles by Micro-CT with a Focus on the Longitudinal Muscle

We focused on the muscle fascicles that ran from anterior to posterior, such as the longitudinal muscle, Sty, and Hyo

Hidekazu Aoyagi

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Anatomical and histological studies of the tongue began as early as the second century and that work essen-One answer is 3D observation because a much greater amount of morphological information is available in 3D than in 2D images
  • We focused on the muscle fascicles that ran from anterior to posterior, such as the longitudinal muscle, Sty, and Hyo
  • Those muscles were roughly selected in the tomography of the micro-computed tomography and were highlighted in yellow-(D))
  • All epithelium images were cropped by image processing and two types of depictions are presented in the Figs
  • The figures were shown as convergent stereo-pairs of reconstructed images
  • The superior longitudinal and the hyoglossus muscles of the tongue made up one group, while the inferior longitudinal and the styloglossus muscles of the tongue made up another. These results indicate that our method is beneficial and that classical knowledge of tongue muscles derived from 2D images does not fully describe the actual complexity of the tongue musculature

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