|The Temporalis; the zygomatic arch and Masseter have been removed.|
|Muscles of the head, face, and neck. (Temporal fascia labeled at top center.)|
|Gray's||subject #109 386|
The temporal fascia covers the Temporalis muscle.
The superficial temporal vessels and the auriculotemporal nerve cross it from below upward.
Above, it is a single layer, attached to the entire extent of the superior temporal line; but below, 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.
This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant.