visceral fascia

visceral fascia

[TA]
a thin, fibrous membrane that envelops various organs and glands, binding structures together in some cases and forming partitions between them in other cases. Terminologia Anatomica [TA] has recommended that the terms "superficial fascia" and "deep fascia" not be used generically in an unqualified way because of variation in their meanings internationally. The recommended terms are "subcutaneous tissue [TA] (tela subcutanea)" for the former superficial fascia, and "muscular fascia" or "visceral fascia" (fascia musculorum or fascia viscera[is]) in place of deep fascia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vis·cer·al fas·ci·a

(vis'ĕr-ăl fash'ē-ă) [TA]
A thin, fibrous membrane that envelops various organs and glands, binding structures together in some cases and forming partitions between them in other cases. usage noteTerminologia Anatomica [TA] has recommended that the terms "superficial fascia" and "deep fascia" not be used generically in an unqualified way because of variation in their meanings internationally. The recommended terms are "subcutaneous tissue" (tela subcutanea [TA]) for the former superficial fascia and "muscular fascia" or "visceral fascia" (fascia musculorum or fascia visceralis [TA]) in place of deep fascia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The superficial fascia surrounds the body and includes subcutaneous fat; the deep fascia surrounds the musculoskeletal system; the meningeal fascia surrounds the nervous system; the visceral fascia surrounds body cavities and organs.
The deep layer (prevertebral) is posterior to the visceral fascia and defnes the contents of the pre-vertebral space (PVS).
The retropharyngeal space (RPS) is bordered anteriorly by the visceral fascia and posteriorly by the prevertebral fascia and is commonly referred to as the "danger space." (1) A thin fascial layer (alar fascia) divides the RPS into anterior and posterior compartments.
With blunt dissection through anterior cervical region and anterior visceral fascia of trachea, upper mediastinum was also reached.
(19,26-27) Based on location, the FICAT describes the following fasciae: i) in relation to the body regions: fascia of head and neck, fascia of trunk, and fascia of limbs, ii) in relation to the surrounding structures: subcutaneous fascia, fascia of muscles, visceral fascia, parietal fascia, and fascia extraserosalis which represents any other fascia which lies inside the parietal fascia and outside the visceral fascia.
Once you pass through this fascia, you are in the true vesicovaginal space, and the visceral fascia that surrounds the bladder can be seen.