Masseteric fascia

Masseteric fascia
Masseteric fascia
Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Masseter visible to left of ear.)
Latin f. masseterica
Gray's subject #109 385

Parotideomasseteric Fascia (masseteric fascia) is a strong layer of fascia derived from the deep cervical fascia on the human head and neck. It covers the Masseter, and is firmly connected to it. Above, this fascia is attached to the lower border of the zygomatic arch, and behind, it invests the parotid gland.

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