Suprasternal space

Dr Tom Foster and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 25165
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Suprasternal space of Burns
  • Spaces of Burns

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