deep fascia


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deep fascia

[′dēp ′fā·shə]
(anatomy)
The fibrous tissue between muscles and forming the sheaths of muscles, or investing other deep, definitive structures, as nerves and blood vessels.
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At the knee, the superficial fascia blends with the deep fascia. The deep fascia is a dense layer of CT between the superficial fascia and the muscles.
To complicate matters, it may be difficult to distinguish other various specialized layers, a concept also mentioned in Gray's Anatomy: "Deep fascia is also composed mainly of collagenous fibres, but these are compacted and in many cases arranged so regularly that the deep fascia may be indistinguishable from aponeurotic tissue" [4].
In our study, fleshy fibres are derived from the coracobrachialis muscle, pass over the median nerve & brachial artery & blend with the deep fascia on the medial aspect of the arm.
Charles procedure was first described in 1912 with radical resection all affected skin and subcutaneous tissues down to deep fascia with coverage using split-thickness skin grafts harvested from the excised specimen.1
Occasionally the tufts coalesce to form irregular vascular tracts that invade into deep fascia and muscle.8 Mitosis and cellular atypia are absent.
Lesions arise from the deep fascia or cranial periosteum and may destroy the skull.
The internal jugular vein (IJV) is a delicate vessel that is well protected by deep fascia. Still, it is at risk of injury during neck dissection.
The skin, subcutaneous tissue and deep fascia were incised at the superior border of the flap.
Complicated SSTIs may involve the subcutaneous tissue, deep fascia and muscle.
Heavier women in the study were older, were more likely to be postmenopausal, had larger tumors, had more positive lymph nodes, and had more tumor invasion into deep fascia than did those with a BMI less than 25 (all P values less than .0001).
The deep veins lie beneath the deep fascia and carry the bulk of the blood back to the heart.