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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.

deep fas·ci·a

a fibrous membrane of variable thickness, devoid of fat, which invests the muscles, separating the several groups and the individual muscles, forms sheaths for the nerves and vessels, becomes specialized around the joints to form or strengthen ligaments, envelops various organs and glands, and binds all the structures together into a firm compact mass. Terminologia Anatomica [TA] has recommended that the terms "superficial fascia" and "deep fascia" not be used generically or in an unqualified way because of variation in their meanings internationally. The recommended terms are "subcutaneous tissue [TA] (tela subcutanea)" for the former superficial fascia, and "muscular fascia", "parietal fascia", or "visceral fascia" (fascia musculorum, fascia parietal[is], or fascia visceral[is]) in place of deep fascia.
Synonym(s): fascia profunda

deep fascia

the most extensive of three kinds of fascia comprising an intricate series of connective sheets and bands that hold the muscles and other structures in place throughout the body, wrapping the muscles in gray, feltlike membranes. The deep fasciae comprise a continuous system, splitting and fusing in an elaborate network attached to the skeleton and divided into the outer investing layer, the internal investing layer, and the intermediate membranes. Compare subcutaneous fascia, subserous fascia.

deep fa·scia

(dēp fash'ē-ă)
A thin fibrous membrane, devoid of fat, which invests the muscles, separating the several groups and the individual muscles, forms sheaths for the nerves and vessels, becomes specialized around the joints to form or strengthen ligaments, envelops various organs and glands, and binds all the structures together into a firm compact mass.

fascia

sheets/layers of fibrous tissue enveloping subcuticular structures, nerves, blood vessels, muscles and muscle groups
  • deep fascia fibrous tissue layers overlying and separating muscle groups or other deep structures

  • fascia lata deep fascia of thigh, continuous with femoral periosteum and intermuscular septa; thickened laterally, forming the iliotibial tract

  • plantar fascia see plantar fascia

  • superficial fascia network of loose fibrous tissue underling and supporting skin and subdermal fatty layer

deep fascia (dēpˑ fāˑ·shē·),

n the connective tissue that resides through out the human body, giving support and form, and connecting all the organs and tissues.

fascia

pl. fasciae [L.] a sheet or band of fibrous tissue such as lies deep to the skin or invests muscles and various body organs.

fascia adherens
one of the methods of attachment of actin filaments to the sarcolemma in cardiac muscle; a continuous zone of attachment.
aponeurotic fascia
a dense, firm, fibrous membrane investing the trunk and limbs and giving off sheaths to the various muscles. Called also deep fascia.
fascia cribrosa
the superficial fascia of the thigh covering the saphenous opening.
croup and thigh fascia
extensive sheets between muscle masses giving appearance of distinct molding of muscles, especially when horses in hard training; gives extensive attachments to muscle fascicles and serves as an energy store.
crural fascia
the investing fascia of the leg.
deep fascia
aponeurotic fascia.
endothoracic fascia
that beneath the serous lining of the thoracic cavity.
extrapleural fascia
a prolongation of the endothoracic fascia sometimes found at the root of the neck, important as possibly modifying the auscultatory sounds at the apex of the lung.
iliac fascia
covers the iliopsoas muscle below the wing of the ilium.
fascia lata
the external investing fascia of the thigh. An implant of this fascia is used in operation to correct penile deviation in the bull and for reconstruction of a ruptured anterior (cranial) cruciate ligament in dogs.
leg fascia
a colloquial, non-anatomic term for the extensive fascia, especially in horses, which converts the upper limb into a series of osteofascial compartments. Consists of a superficial layer continuous with the thigh fascia, a middle layer formed by extensive aponeuroses, e.g. tensor facia lata, biceps, semitendinosus, gracilis, sartorius muscles, and a deep layer between muscles and attaching them to the tibia.
orbital fascia
three layers connecting muscles to bone, the eyeball and eyelids.
spermatic fascia
dense fascia surrounding the spermatic cord and testes; internal to the tunica dartos; in layers corresponding to the layers of abdominal muscle; an internal layer adherent to the tunica vaginalis and an external layer adherent to the skin.
superficial fascia
1. a fascial sheet lying directly beneath the skin.
2. subcutaneous tissue.
thyrolaryngeal fascia
the fascia covering the thyroid gland and attached to the cricoid cartilage.
transverse fascia
that between the transversalis muscle and the peritoneum.
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Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive and life-threatening infection of the soft tissue, characterized by widespread necrosis of the superficial fascia, subcutaneous fat, and deep fascia.
This concept is fundamental in skin flap design and confirms the rationale for including the outer layer of the deep fascia with flaps that are raised in the extremities.