Inferior the hyoid bone,  the superficial or investing layer of the deep cervical fascia  is attached to the acromion, the clavicle, and the manubrium sterni. Some little distance above the last it splits into two layers, superficial and deep. The former is attached to the anterior border of the manubrium, the latter to its posterior border and to the interclavicular ligament. Between these two layers is a slit-like interval, the suprasternal space (space of Burns).


  • sternal head of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • anterior jugular vein anastomoses
  • lymph nodes
  • interclavicular ligament


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