|Latin||Lamina praetrachealis fasciae cervicalis|
Above, it is fixed to the hyoid bone, while below it is carried downward in front of the trachea and large vessels at the root of the neck, and ultimately blends with the fibrous pericardium.
The pretracheal fascia has two components which are continuous layers of fascia. A cervical layer that ensheathes cervical viscera including the larynx/trachea, pharynx/esophagus, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and then a muscular layer which ensheathes the infrahyoid muscles.
- Fasciathis fascia provide free movement of trachea for swallowing.
- Sagittal Section Showing Deep Cervical Fascial Layers
- Infrahyoid Cross-Section Showing Layers of Deep Cervical Fascia
- "Anatomy diagram: 25420.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.
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