Masseteric fascia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Masseteric fascia
Gray378.png
Muscles of the head, face, and neck (masseter visible to left of ear)
Details
Identifiers
Latin Fascia masseterica or fascia parotideomasseterica
Dorlands
/Elsevier
12355224
TA A04.1.04.011
FMA 76861
Anatomical terminology

The masseteric fascia (parotideomasseteric 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 proceeding into the parotid fascia.

References[edit]

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