Buccopharyngeal fascia

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Buccopharyngeal fascia
Carotid sheath.PNG
Carotid sheath outlined in red
Muscles of the pharynx and cheek
Latin Fascia buccopharyngea
TA A04.1.04.010
FMA 55078
Anatomical terminology

The buccopharyngeal fascia is a fascia in the head.

Parallel to the carotid sheath and along its medial aspect the pretracheal fascia gives off a thin lamina, the buccopharyngeal fascia, which closely invests the constrictor muscles of the pharynx and is continued forward from the constrictor pharyngis superior onto the buccinator.

It is attached to the prevertebral layer by loose connective tissue only, and thus an easily distended space, the retropharyngeal space, is found between them.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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