Fascia of Camper
|Fascia of Camper|
|The subcutaneous inguinal ring. (Superficial fascia visible at top.)|
|Gray's||subject #118 408|
The superficial layer (fascia of Camper) is a thick superficial layer of the anterior abdominal wall. It is areolar in texture, and contains in its meshes a varying quantity of adipose tissue. It is found superficial to Scarpa's fascia.
Below, it passes over the inguinal ligament, and is continuous with the superficial fascia of the thigh.
In the male
As it passes to the scrotum it changes its characteristics, becoming thin, destitute of adipose tissue, and of a pale reddish color, and in the scrotum it acquires some involuntary muscular fibers.
From the scrotum it may be traced backward into continuity with the superficial fascia of the perineum.
In the female
In the female, Camper’s fascia is continued from the abdomen into the labia majora.
- SUNY Labs 35:03-0102 - "Anterior Abdominal Wall: Layers of the Superficial Fascia"
- SUNY Figs 35:03-02 - "Layers of the anterior wall."
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7041
- SUNY Anatomy Image 7409
- Atlas of anatomy at UMich abdo_wall57
- Anatomy at MUN digest/abwall
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