Reflections on the development of fascial tissue: Starting from embryology

Bruno Bordoni, Bruno Morabito

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A great many articles discuss the histological aspects of fascial tissue in detail, but at the same time, there are many contradictions within the literature. In addition, there is a paucity of scientific data that allow straightforward classification of what tissue the fascia truly is. More precise classification of fascial tissue is essential in improving clinical care and effectively framing patient needs. Embryology is an indispensable starting point for understanding the many functions of the fascial tissue. This scientific discipline allows us to observe the relationships and adaptability of fascia both at local and systemic levels. This article reflects on modern scientific knowledge concerning the classification of fascia from an embryological standpoint with the aim of improving our understanding of connective tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
Number of pages3
JournalAdvances in Medical Education and Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Fascia
  • Fibroblast
  • Myofascial
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Medicine(all)


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