The Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology Volume 3

The Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...woodcut is copied.) It requires, in at least many regions of the neck, a more particular description than this summary contains; and I shall accordingly proceed to consider such portions of it with some detail. The sterno-cleido-mastoideus is ensheathed through its whole extent; the fascia, on reaching its anterior edge, is bi-laminated, encloses the muscle, and becomes again single at its posterior border. When this sheath is laid open by removing its anterior wall, and the muscle carefully everted from its prismatic cell, it will be seen that the posterior lamina is of greater strength than the removed anterior one; and this surface is the one from which the dissector may most conveniently trace the further spread of the membrane. He will find that the cervical fascia (of which the portion covering the sterno-cleido-mastoideus is but a secondary slip) extends itself from behind that muscle in all directions; inwardly to the mesial line, --outwardly to the trapezius, --upwardly to the jaw, .--downwardly to the clavicle, a. Traced inwardly, its arrangement differs in the upper and lower parts of the neck: 1. in that below the os hyoides a superficial lamina covers the subhyoid muscles, joins its fellow in the median line, and is fixed below to the interclavicular notch of the sternum; a second, thin process divides the sternothyroid from the sterno-hyoid muscle; a third, stronger one, passing between the sterno-thyroid and air-tube, covers this latter organ and the thyroid body, is attached below to the inner surface of the manubrium sterni, internally joins the layer from the opposite side, and helps with it to form a raphe, reaching from the os hyoide to the sternal notch. Previously to the divisions here mentioned, the fascia encloses the flatshow more

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