deep cervical fascia


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deep cervical fascia

The fascia of the neck covering the muscles, vessels, and nerves.
See also: fascia
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The nuchal fibrocartilaginous pseudotumor described by O'Conell et al is a lesion with a characteristically specific location in the posterior aspect of the nuchal ligament, at its attachment to the deep cervical fascia, in the midline at the level of C4-5 or C5-6.
The retropharyngeal space is the area of loose connective tissue that lies between the middle (buccopharyngeal) and the alar layers of the deep cervical fascia.
This potential space extends from the skull base to the level of T1-T2, where the alar layer of the deep layer of the deep cervical fascia fuses with the anteriorly located visceral portion of the middle layer of the deep cervical fascia.
The lower part is covered by skin, subcutaneous tissue, platysma muscle, and an investing layer of deep cervical fascia.
All layers of the deep cervical fascia join to form the carotid sheath, or what Mosher in 1929 called "the Lincoln Highway" (the nation's first transcontinental highway).