Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Elsevier
Publish with us
Deep Fascia of Head (Left)
Connective Tissue

Deep Fascia of Head (Left)

Fascia profunda capitis

Read more

Description

There are two layers of fascia in the lateral aspect of the head, the superficial temporoparietal fascia and the deep temporal fascia. The temporalis muscle lies between the two. The epicranial aponeurosis blends superiorly with the temporal fascia, which in turn is continuous posteriorly with the superficial fascia of the neck.

In the face, there are three planes of fascia; most superficially is the subcutaneous fibroadipose tissue and the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system; parotid-masseteric fascia is situated deeply.

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products

Deep Fascia

ScienceDirect image

The flexor retinaculum is a thickening of the deep fascia extending between the medial malleolus and the medial tubercle of the calcaneus.

Explore on ScienceDirect(opens in new tab/window)

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy