extraserosal fascia

extraserosal fascia

[TA]
generic term for any fascia lying internal to the parietal fascia and external to the visceral fascia (that is, between the parietal and visceral facsia); an obvious extraserosal fascia is the areolar endopelvic fascia, with loose areolar portions and fibroareolar portions that form the pelvic ligaments such as the cardinal ligament of the uterus.
Synonym(s): fascia extraserosalis [TA]
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FICAT's terms for separating fascia include: parietal fascia, visceral fascia, extraserosal fascia, investing/subcutaneous fascia, formerly known as fascia superficialis.