A. K. Guidera MBChB, BSc; P. J. D. Dawes MBChB, FRCS; M. D. Stringer MS, FRCS.
Cervical fascia: a terminological pain in the neck
Article first published online: 17 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Authors. ANZ Journal of Surgery © 2012 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
ANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume 82, Issue 11, pages 786–791, November 2012
How to Cite
Guidera, A. K., Dawes, P. J. D. and Stringer, M. D. (2012), Cervical fascia: a terminological pain in the neck. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82: 786–791. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06231.x
Dr Alice K. Guidera is the recipient of a Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Dunedin School of Medicine Clinical Research Scholarship from the University of Otago.
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 17 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JUN 2012
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- University of Otago
Although understanding the cervical fascia and its arrangement is an important part of anatomical, surgical and radiological training, it is inconsistently described in textbooks, which makes its study challenging and interdisciplinary communication confusing. This review examines the recommended textbooks for trainees of these disciplines in order to identify areas of agreement and controversy. Not only were the terms used variably between texts, but also key aspects of the anatomical descriptions associated with similar terms differed, contributing further to the confusion.