Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Temporal fascia labeled at top center.)
The temporal fascia covers the temporalis muscle.
The superficial temporal vessels and the auriculotemporal nerve cross it from below upward.
Superiorly, it is a single layer, attached to the entire extent of the superior temporal line; but inferiorly, where it is fixed to the zygomatic arch, it consists of two layers, one of which is inserted into the lateral, and the other into the medial border of the arch.
It affords attachment by its deep surface to the superficial fibers of the temporalis.
The parotid fascia proceeds to the temporal fascia.
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