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pharyngobasilar fascia


Definition: the fibrous coat of the pharyngeal wall situated between the mucous and muscular coats; it is attached above to the basilar part of the occipital bone, and the petrous part of the temporal bone. This layer and the mucosa that lines it forms the wall of the nonmuscular pharynx (pharyngeal vault) above the superior pharyngesl constrictor muscle.

Synonym(s): fascia pharyngobasilarisTA, tela submucosa pharyngisTA, aponeurosis pharyngea

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