Membranous layer

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Membranous layer
Latinstratum membranosum
Anatomical terminology

The membranous layer or stratum membranosum is the deepest layer of subcutaneous tissue. It is a fusion of fibres into a homogeneous layer below the adipose tissue, for example, superficial to muscular fascias.[1]

It is considered a fascia by some sources, but not by others. However, prominent areas of the membranous layer are called fascias; these include the fascia of Scarpa in the abdomen and the fascia of Colles in the perineum.[2]


  1. ^ Wolfgang Dauber (2007). Lexique illustré d'anatomie Feneis (in French). Pierre Bourjat. Flammarion. ISBN 9782257122506.
  2. ^ Abu-hijleh; Roshier, A.; Al-Shboul, Q.; Dharap, A.; Harris, P. (2006). "The membranous layer of superficial fascia: evidence for its widespread distribution in the body". Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy. 28 (6): 606–619. doi:10.1007/s00276-006-0142-8. PMID 17061033.