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FASCIA-PREVERTEBRAL

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FASCIA-PREVERTEBRAL

1. This is a firm, tough membrane in front of the prevertebral muscles.
2. Its purpose is to provide a fixed base by which the pharynx, oesophagus and carotid sheath can slide during swallowing and neck movements, undisturbed by the musculature.

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3. Extends from the BOS in front of longus capitis + rectus capitis lateralis downwards to the lower limit of longus colli (T3 body).

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4. Forms the axillary sheath around the subclavian artery below the clavicle.
5. It does not invest the subclavain v. or axillary v. as these lie in loose aerolar tissue and are free to dialte in times of increased venous return from the UL.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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