Parotid fascia | definition of parotid fascia by Medical dictionary
pa·rot·id fas·ci·a [TA]
the part of the investing cervical fascia that ensheaths the parotid gland and is fixed above to the zygomatic arch.
pa·rot·id fas·ci·a (pă-rotid fashē-ă) [TA]
Part of investing cervical fascia that ensheaths parotid gland and is fixed above to zygomatic arch.
References in periodicals archive
A thick sub-SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) flap external to the parotid fascia
is elevated as far anteriorly as required.
Anatomically, the SMAS lies directly over the parotid fascia
, and it is therefore usually resected along with the parotid gland.
The posterior border of the superficial part is separated from the parotid gland by the stylomandibular ligament, which is the thick part of the parotid fascia