An: 2019, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 1
THE EXISTENCE OF CERVICAL SMAS – ANATOMIC AND FUNCTIONAL STUDY
Delia Hînganu, C.I. Stan, M.V. Hînganu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iassi, Romania, Faculty of Medicine, I-st Morpho-Functional Sciences Department
THE EXISTENCE OF CERVICAL SMAS – ANATOMIC AND FUNCTIONAL STUDY (Abstract): The existence of a cervical musculo-apneurotic system (SMAS) is known and used in modern surgical practice. There are uncertainties in diffrent aspects regarding the morphology and functional anatomy of cervical SMAS. Our study, conducted on 12 anatomical specimens and 10 patients provides data about this anatomical entity and its extensions at the face. The microscopic analysis of the cervical SMAS shows similarities to those of the facial regions, especially because the two structures have a common embryonic origin. The direct applicability of the results in cer vical rejuvenation surgery compels us to continue to study this particular anatomical structure.
Key words: CERVICAL SMAS, CERVICAL LIFTING, FACIAL SMASFull text