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SCARPA'S FASCIA

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SCARPA'S FASCIA

ANATOMICAL EXTENT
1. Scarpa's fascia is a membranous layer of superficial fascia that extends over the lower thoracic + anterior abdominal wall, anterior to the midaxillary lines.
2. It fades out superiorly over the upper thoracic wall and lateral across the midaxillary lines.
3. Inferiorly it is attached to the fascia lata over the flexure skin crease of the hip, just below the inguinal ligament.
4. Attached to the body of the pubis and is continued over penis and scrotum as the superficial perineal fascia of Colles.

STRUCTURE
5. Fibrous subcutaneous tissue condensed beneath the fat into a thin, strong membrane.

FUNCTION
6. The fascia allows the subcutaneous fat (Camper's fascia) to slide freely over the thoracoabdominal wall.


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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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