Masseteric fascia

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Masseteric fascia
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Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Masseter visible to left of ear.)
Details
Latin f. masseterica
Identifiers
Gray's p.385
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_03/12355224
TA A04.1.04.011
FMA FMA:76861
Anatomical terminology

Parotideomasseteric fascia (masseteric fascia) is a strong layer of fascia derived from the deep cervical fascia on the human head and neck. It covers the masseter, and is firmly connected to it. Above, this fascia is attached to the lower border of the zygomatic arch, and behind, it invests the parotid gland.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.