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.
Finally, the intraoral procedure involves incising the posterior pharynx to the deep cervical fascia, which creates an opportunity for the development of a deep neck space infection.
Type 2: Beneath the investing layer of deep cervical fascia
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. (8,9) It extends from the base of the skull to the place where the two layers fuse at a variable level between the C7 and T4 vertebrae.
The latter appears to have lost its restriction to bowstring by the retaining deep cervical fascia (23) and compression of the internal jugular vein by the omohyoid muscle, leading to modifications in intra cerebral venous hemodynamic, which can be affected in yawning (24).