endothoracic fascia

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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.

en·do·tho·rac·ic fas·ci·a

[TA]
the extrapleural fascia that lines the wall of the thorax; it extends over the cupula of the pleura as the suprapleural membrane and also forms a thin layer between the diaphragm and pleura (phrenicopleura f.) This loose areolar layer provides an extrapleural surgical plane.
Synonym(s): fascia endothoracica [TA]

en·do·tho·rac·ic fa·sci·a

(en'dō-thōr-as'ik fash'ē-ă) [TA]
The extrapleural fascia that lines the wall of the thorax; it extends over the cupula of the pleura as the suprapleural membrane and also forms a thin layer between the diaphragm and pleura (phrenicopleural fascia).