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How many deep cervical fascia are there?

Asked by julia999 (338 points ) March 12th, 2012

Hey,

A lecturer mentioned that there are “4 deep cervical fascia” today, and I am trying to understand what he meant.

This site seems to think there’s a lot more than four:

http://www.wikiradiography.com/page/Deep+Cervical+Fasciae+of+the+Neck

Could someone please shed some light on this?

Thanks in advance!

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tranquilsea's avatar

Can you go back to the lecturer and ask him/her?

annewilliams5's avatar

I may be wrong but I think there are 6 :
Investing layer
Pre-Tracheal fascia
Pre-Vertebral fascia
Carotid sheath
Buccopharyngeal fascia
Pharyngobasilar fascia

I hope I’m spelling these right.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Depends how you classify it I suppose. The four layer classification goes…
Investing layer
Middle layer
Visceral layer
Vertebral layer

annewilliams5's avatar

@Lightlyseared I went a little too detailed…maybe?

julia999's avatar

The lecturer didn’t seem to know how many there are either. I think he meant that there are at least 4, because there are definitely more!

Thanks for the help everyone :)

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