Deep fascia of neck


This is the deep investing fascia of neck. It is so called because it completely surrounds the neck concentrically. It extends downwards to cross the upper part of the  neck where it is pierced by the supraclavicular nerves. Its second or deep layer splits as it approaches the clavicle to enclose the inferior belly of omohyoid and also the clavicle. It merges with the posterior surface of the manubrium sterni while the 1st anterior layer merges with the anterior surface of that bone Superiorly it splits to enclose the parotid gland forming the parotid fascia. It is also connected to the stylomandibular ligament and to other deep fascia of the neck such as the


Pretracheal fascia


Prevertebral fascia


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