Parotid fascia is a contiuation of the cervical superficial fascia, covering the parotid gland, and more deeply, attached to the masseteric fascia.
The fascia itself is made of two layers:
- A superficial layer (Lamina superficalis) that passes cranial into the temporal fascia and lateral into the masseteric fasciaThe superficial layer is attached to the zygomatic arch above and to the mandible below.
- A deeper layer (lLamina profunda) that covers the Stylohyoid muscle, the styloglossus and the Musculus stylopharyngeus.
The fascia sends many septae that passes among the lobules of glandular tissue.