Middle Layer of Deep Cervical Fascia - A derivative of Investing Fascia


  • Surrounds infrahyoid (strap) muscles: Sternohyoid, Sternothyroid, Omohyoid, Thyrohyoid
  • Thickens to form a pulley through which the intermediate tendon of the digastric muscle passes, suspending the hyoid bone
  • Also tethers the omohyoid muscle, redirecting the course of the muscle between the two bellies
  • Fused with the Investing layer of fascia that lies on the Deep surface of SCM