Suprasternal space

Last revised by Dr Francis Deng on 11 Oct 2020

The suprasternal space (of Burns) is a space of the inferior neck.

Gross anatomy

Inferior to the hyoid bone, the superficial or investing layer of the deep cervical fascia divides into anterior and posterior leafs to attach to the respective borders of the suprasternal (jugular) notch, forming a small space ~2 cm superior to the manubrium 1-3

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