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)
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Identifiers
LatinFascia masseterica or fascia parotideomasseterica
TAA04.1.04.011
FMA76861
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 page 385 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)