Colles' fascia


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Colles' fascia

[kol′ēz]
Etymology: Abraham Colles, Irish surgeon, 1773-1843; L, band
the deep inner layer of the subcutaneous, superficial fascia of the perineum, constituting a distinctive structure in the urogenital region of the body. It is a strong, smooth sheet of tissue containing elastic fibers that give it a characteristic yellow tint.

Colles' fascia

The inner layer of the superficial fascia of the perineum.
See also: Colles, Abraham
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This examination suggested extension beyond Buck's fascia, but the hematoma appeared contained within Colles' fascia.