UAMS Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences - Fasciae of the Thorax

Gross Anatomy

Fasciae of the Thorax - Arranged Alphabetically

Structure Location/Description Notes
fascia, endothoracic connective tissue lining the inner aspect of the chest wall

endothoracic fascia is located between the parietal pleura and the muscles and bones of the thoracic wall; it is equivalent to the transversalis fascia layer of the abdomen

fascia, Sibson's part of the scalene fascia that lines the cervical parietal pleura Sibson's fascia anchors the dome of cervical pleura; it is continuous with the endothoracic fascia at the level of the first rib

Some of the material presented in these tables is contained in the book:
MedCharts Anatomy by Thomas R. Gest and Jaye Schlesinger
Published by ILOC, Inc., New York. Copyright 1995.

The content of these tables has been edited for use in this course by Patrick W. Tank, Ph.D.
Copyright 2009, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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