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pretracheal layer of cervical fascia


Definition: the layer of fascia investing the infrahyoid muscles and contributing to the formation of the carotid sheath.

Synonym(s): lamina pretrachealis fasciae cervicalisTA, middle cervical fascia, Porter fascia, pretracheal fascia

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