The following entries in this index can be accessed individually if you wish to review discrete layers or concepts. However, if you wish to learn about the fascial layers and spaces in a logical format, please click on the "Next" Arrow that appears at the bottom of this screen. "Next" buttons appear on the bottom of each page and will allow you to proceed through a complete fascial review.


Each fascial layer shown separately and supplemented with a description:

Superficial cervical fascia
Investing cervical fascia
Investing cervical fascia photograph
Middle cervical fascia - derivative of Investing
Middle cervical fascia photograph
Visceral/Pharyngeal cervical fascia
Vertebral cervical fascia
Alar fascia - derivative of Vertebral
Alar fascia photograph


Fascial layers shown from the deep to superficial superimposing each other:

Vertebral, Alar
Vertebral, Alar, Visceral
Verebral, Alar, Visceral, Middle
Vertebral, Alar, Visceral, Middle, Investing

Fascial layers shown in sagittal and cross sections:

Sagittal section showing deep cervical fascial layers
Infrahyoid Cross-Section Showing Layers of Deep Cervical Fascia
Suprahyoid Cross-Section Showing Layers of Deep Cervical Fascia

Fascial spaces shown in sagittal, cross and coronal sections:

Spaces (text)
Sagittal Section Showing Fascial Spaces
Infrahyoid Cross-Section Showing Fascial Spaces
Suprahyoid Spaces (text)
Suprahyoid Cross-Section Showing Fascial Spaces
Coronal Section Showing Deep Cervical Fascial Layers
Coronal Section Showing Fascial Spaces

Pathways of Infection

Suprahyoid Cross-Section Showing Pathway of Infection
Sagittal Section Showing Pathway of Infection
Ludwig's Angina