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fascia

 [fash´e-ah] (pl. fas´ciae) (L.)
a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs. adj., adj fas´cial.
Organization and connective tissue components of skeletal muscle. From Applegate, 2000.
aponeurotic fascia a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles.
fascia cribro´sa the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening (fossa ovalis femoris).
crural fascia the investing fascia of the lower limb.
deep fascia aponeurotic fascia.
endothoracic fascia that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
fascia la´ta the external investing fascia of the thigh.
Scarpa's fascia the deep, membranous layer of the subcutaneous abdominal fascia.
superficial fascia
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
thyrolaryngeal fascia the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
transverse fascia that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.

fasciae, fascial

See fascia.

fascia

(fash'(e-)a) (fash'e-e) plural.fasciae [L. fascia, a band]
A fibrous membrane covering, supporting, and separating tissue. There are two kinds of fascia: deep fasciae for muscles, and supeficial fasciae for connecting the skin to the muscles. fascial (fash'sh(e-)al), adjective

Abernethy fascia

See: Abernethy fascia

anal fascia

A fascia covering the levator ani muscle from the perineal aspect.

aponeurotic fascia

A tendinous fascia that provides attachment for a muscle.

Buck fascia

The fascial covering of the penis, derived from Colles fascia.

Cloquet fascia

See: Cloquet, Jules G.

Colles fascia

See: Colles, Abraham

cremasteric fascia

The fascia covering the cremaster muscle.

cribriform fascia

The fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening.

crural fascia

The deep fascia of the leg.

deep fascia

Fascia that covers structures below the skin and lined by superficial fascia.

deep cervical fascia

The fascia of the neck covering the muscles, vessels, and nerves.

fascia dentata

, dentate fasciaDentate gyrus.

endothoracic fascia

The fascia that separates the pleura of the lung from the inside of the thoracic cavity and the diaphragm. Synonym: extrapleural fascia

extrapleural fascia

Endothoracic fascia.

iliac fascia

Transversalis fascia over the anterior surface of the iliopsoas muscle.

intercolumnar fascia

The fascia derived from the external abdominal ring sheathing the spermatic cord and testis.

fascia lata femoris

The wide fascia encasing the hips and the thigh muscles.

lumbodorsal fascia

Thoracolumbar fascia.

pectineal fascia

The pubic section of the fascia lata.

pelvic fascia

The fascia within the pelvic cavity. It is extremely important in maintaining normal strength in the pelvic floor.
See: diaphragm, pelvic

perineal fascia

Three layers of tissue between the muscles of the perineum comprising the urogenital diaphragm.

pharyngobasilar fascia

The fascia lying between the mucosal and muscular layers of the pharyngeal wall. Synonym: pharyngeal aponeurosis

plantar fascia

The fascia investing the muscles of the sole of the foot. Synonym: plantar aponeurosis

Scarpa fascia

See: Scarpa, Antonio

subcutaneous fascia

Superficial fascia.

superficial fascia

The areolar connective tissue and adipose tissue below the dermis of the skin. Synonym: hypodermis; subcutaneous fascia; subcutaneous tissue

superficial cervical fascia

The fascia of the neck just inside the skin. It includes cutaneous blood vessels, nerves, lymphatics, lymph nodes, and some fat. In the front it also contains the platysmus muscle.

thoracolumbar fascia

The fascia and aponeuroses of the latissimus dorsi, serratus posterior inferior, internal oblique, and transverse abdominis muscles. They provide support and stability for the lumbar spine in postural and lifting activities. The fascia attaches medially to the spinous processes of the vertebral column and inferiorly to the iliac crest and sacrum.
Synonym: lumbodorsal fascia

thyrolaryngeal fascia

The fascia covering the thyroid gland.

fascia transversalis

The fascia located between the perineum and the transversalis muscle. It lines the abdominal cavity.