aponeurosis

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aponeurosis

[¦ap·ə‚nu̇′rō·səs]
(anatomy)
A broad sheet of regularly arranged connective tissue that covers a muscle or serves to connect a flat muscle to a bone.
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Isomaki, "Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses (malignant melanoma of soft parts) in the duodenum: the first visceral case," Histopathology, vol.
Folpe, "Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses, and osteoclast-rich tumour of the gastrointestinal tract with features resembling clear cell sarcoma of soft parts: a review and update," Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol.
16,24) This includes fasciae of muscles, fasciae of regions (head & neck, trunk, limbs), aponeuroses, tendinous arches and neurovascular sheaths.
7) The passive division incorporates fasciae of muscles (muscle sheaths), fasciae of the head and neck, fasciae of limbs, aponeuroses, tendinous arches, and retinaculae.
Ankylosis of the jaw leads to severe weight loss and the patient progresses to thoracic insufficiency syndrome due to costovertebral malformations with ankylosis of the costovertebral joints, ossification of intercostal muscles, paravertebral muscles and aponeuroses, as well as progressive spinal deformity including kyphoscoliosis or thoracic lordosis.
It usually presents in the distal lower extremities of young adults, frequently attached to tendons or aponeuroses.
Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses (CCSTA), a rare tumor that was first described in 1968, (1) is also referred to as malignant melanoma of soft parts.
As mentioned, DD aponeuroses contain collagen fibrils of significantly smaller diameter in looser aggregation than normal aponeuroses.