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muscular fascia of extraocular muscles


Definition: the part of the orbital fascia that envelops the extraocular muscles; it is thin posteriorly but thickens where it is continuous with the bulbar sheath; the fascial sheaths of the four rectus muscles are connected by an intermuscular membrane.

Synonym(s): fascia muscularis musculorum bulbiTA, fascia of extraocular muscles, fascial sheaths of extraocular muscles

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