Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of left temporal region

Deep relations of temporal fascia, lateral view

Image #64-3

KEYWORDS: Connective tissue, Muscles and tendons, Scalp.

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Dissection of left temporal region
Deep relations of temporal fascia, lateral view
The temporal fascia (4), except at the borders of the temporal fossa, has been removed. The fascia consists of several distinct laminae with intervening fatty and vascular tissue above the zygomatic arch (at lower edge of view). These laminae blend as they pass up over the temporal muscle.
1 . Branches of supraorbital nerve
2 . Frontalis muscle
3 . Frontal branch of superficial temporal artery
4 . Temporal fascia (cut edge)
5 . Supraorbital margin
6 . Zygomatico-orbital artery
7 . Fat beneath orbicularis oculi muscle
8 . Zygomaticotemporal branches of zygomatic nerve (note communications with branches of facial nerve)
9 . Temporal branches of facial nerve
10 . Superior temporal line
11 . Galea aponeurotica (cut edge)
12 . Position of coronal suture
13 . Temporalis muscle
14 . Deep lamina of temporal fascia
15 . Middle temporal vein
16 . Auricle
17 . Auriculotemporal nerve
18 . Superficial temporal artery (cut off)
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