temporal fascia

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tem·po·ral fas·ci·a

the fascia covering the temporal muscle; it is composed of two layers, lamina superficialis and lamina profunda; both attach above to the superior temporal line but diverge inferiorly to attach to the lateral and medial surfaces of the zygomatic arch.

temporal fascia

a tough fan-shaped aponeurosis overlying the temporalis muscle and attached by its outer margin to the superior temporal line and by its inferior margin to the zygomatic arch.
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Postauricular fascia is thicker than temporal fascia but can be folded to wrap diced cartilage grafts.
Because this layer is continuous laterally with the temporal fascia overlying the temporalis muscle, it is particularly sensitive to jaw tension.
The flap was separated from the underlying deep temporal fascia easily, as the loose areolar tissue on the deep surface presents minimal resistance to elevation.
More proximally, it was dissected superficial to the temporal fascia.
We have developed a new technique for reconstructive cranioplasty that involves the use of hydroxyapatite cement and a pericranial/deep temporal fascia graft.
The tympanic membrane perforation was freshened, and a temporal fascia underlay graft was placed.
We performed a right subtotal petrosectomy, a repair of the tegmen defect with a temporal fascia and fat graft secured with fibrin glue, and a blind sac closure of the right external auditory canal.
The eardrum had been reconstructed with temporal fascia in an overlay fashion.
A 3 x 3-cm area of the loose areolar fascia overlying the temporal muscle and a 3 x 3-cm area of temporal fascia were harvested.
Some otologists use a postauricular approach with temporal fascia.
Autograft temporal fascia tissue was used, and the graft was obtained by a supra-auricular incision.
We use temporal fascia and split calvarial bone grafts harvested from the adjacent outer cortex.

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