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(deep) cervical fascia


Definition: fascia of the neck; it is divided into an external or investing layer (superficial lamina) that surrounds the neck and encloses the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles, a middle or pretracheal layer in relation to the infrahyoid muscles and cervical viscera, and a deep or prevertebral layer applied to the vertebrae and axial muscles.

Synonym(s): fascia cervicalisTA, fascia colli, deep fascia of neck, fascia cervicalis profunda

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