Buccopharyngeal fascia

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 22 Feb 2024

The buccopharyngeal fascia is the component of the middle layer of the deep cervical fascia that invests the outside of the pharyngeal constrictors and buccinator muscles.


The term has been variably used to refer to the entire visceral component of the middle layer of the deep cervical fascia or, as used in this article, the subcomponent surrounding the pharynx and esophagus 1.

Gross anatomy

The buccopharyngeal fascia invests the pharyngeal constrictor muscles (superiormiddle, and inferior1. Therefore, it surrounds the pharyngeal mucosal space and part of the visceral space.

Relations and/or Boundaries

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