External thoracic fascia

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The fascia thoracic externa would in this image between the external intercostal muscles (external intercostal muscle) and the subcutaneous fatty tissue shown (subcutanus fat), on the external intercostal muscles are.

The external thoracic fascia covers the external intercostal muscle and the periosteum of the ribs as an anterior fascia (front, outer). The origins of the pectoralis major , pectoralis minor , serratus anterior, and obliquus externus abdominis muscles penetrate this fascia.

Web links


  • Walther Graumann, Dieter Sasse (ed.): Compact textbook of anatomy: Volume 2: musculoskeletal system . 1st edition. Schattauer, 2004, ISBN 3-7945-2062-9 , p. 58 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  • Angelika Strunk: Fascial Osteopathy: Basics and Techniques . 2nd Edition. Georg Thieme Verlag, 2015, ISBN 978-3-8304-7922-2 ( limited preview in the Google book search).
  • Werner Langer and Eric Hebgen (eds.): Textbook osteopathy . Karl F. Haug Verlag, 2012, ISBN 978-3-8304-7530-9 , pp. 388–389 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).