Cervical fascia

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This image may contain annotations. Scheme of the neck fascia: a) glandula thyroidea and trachea ; b) esophagus ; c) carotid vagina ; d) longus coli muscle ; e) mm. scaled ; f) a group of deep neck muscles; g) trapezius muscle . Green – lamina superficialis fasciae cervicalis (with mm. sternocleidomastoidei ); pink - lamina pretrachealis fasciae cervicalis (muscles - from front to back - sternohyoid muscle , sternothyroid muscle , omohyoid muscle ); yellow – lamina prevertebralis fasciae cervicalis ; blue –fascia nuchae .

The cervical fascia is made up of three sheets: lamina superficialis, pretrachealis et prevertebralis .

Lamina superficialis fasciae cervicalis[edit | edit source]

Scope: mandible , processus mastoideus, occipital region - ventral surface of manubrium sterni, clavicle, acromion. Caudally, it passes smoothly into the superficial fascia of the chest and the fascia of the deltoid muscle.


  • It is placed behind the platysma muscle;
  • It envelops the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius muscle , being named fascia nuchae in its extent;
  • It fuses with the tongue.

Lamina pretrachealis fasciae cervicalis[edit | edit source]

Range: os hyoideum – after the musculi infrahyoidei to the dorsal surface of the manubrium sterni . Laterally from the omohyoid muscle, it passes into the lamina superficialis of the cervical fascia.


Lamina prevertebralis fasciae cervicalis[edit | edit source]

Scope: covers prevertebral muscles and musculi scaleni.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • ČIHÁK, Radomír. Anatomie I. 2. edition. Praha : Grada, 2001. 516 pp. ISBN 978-80-7169-970-5.