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Superficial Investing Cervical Fascia
Connective Tissue

Superficial Investing Cervical Fascia

Fascia investiens superficialis colli

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The superficial investing cervical fascia encircles the entire neck. It exists as one layer, deep to the subcutaneous tissue, however, it does divide to encapsulate the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles.

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Anatomical Relations

Superiorly, the superficial investing cervical fascia is fused to the periosteum over the occipital bone, the mastoid process, and along the edge of the mandible.

Inferiorly, it is adhered to the periosteum of the acromion, clavicle, and manubrium. It has an attachment to aponeurotic fibers of platysma and the infrahyoid muscles (Standring, 2016).


The superficial investing cervical fascia supports the viscera of the neck, protects the neurovasculature, and act as dissection planes during surgery.


Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, 41st ed. Elsevier Limited.

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