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Diaphragmatic Fascia
Connective Tissue

Diaphragmatic Fascia

Fascia diaphragmatica

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The diaphragmatic fascia is part of the endoabdominal fascia that lines the inferior surface of the diaphragm. It is continuous inferiorly with the transversalis and iliopsoas fascia.

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Around the esophageal hiatus, the diaphragmatic fascia gives rise to the inferior phrenicoesophageal ligament, a thin extension of the diaphragmatic fascia that attaches to the esophagus.

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The fascia is also defined as a “the fascial system consists of the three-dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissues that permeate the body” by Fascia Nomenclature Committee (Bordoni and Whitte, 2018), an as “masses of connective tissue large enough to be visible to the unaided eye” by Gray’s Anatomy (Standring, 2016).

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