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Parapharyngeal Space Lesion
Bronwyn E. Hamilton, MD; Jolanta M. Dennis, MD
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. Abt NB et al: Plunging ranula with prestyloid parapharyngeal space, masticator space, and parotid gland extension. B-ENT. 13(1 Suppl 27):57-60, 2017
            2. Khatib Y et al: Venolymphatic vascular malformation of the parotid gland extending into the parapharyngeal space: A rare presentation. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 20(2):308-11, 2016
            3. Gamss C et al: Imaging evaluation of the suprahyoid neck. Radiol Clin North Am. 53(1):133-44, 2015
            4. Abrahams JJ et al: Stylomandibular tunnel widening versus narrowing: a useful tool in evaluating suprahyoid mass lesions. Clin Radiol. 69(11):e450-3, 2014
            5. Gupta M et al: A rare parapharyngeal space branchial cleft cyst. BMJ Case Rep. 2013, 2013
            6. Kato H et al: Imaging findings of parapharyngeal space pleomorphic adenoma in comparison with parotid gland pleomorphic adenoma. Jpn J Radiol. 31(11):724-30, 2013
            7. Varoquaux A et al: Retrostyloid parapharyngeal space tumors: a clinician and imaging perspective. Eur J Radiol. 82(5):773-82, 2013
            8. Ohmann EL et al: The utility of fine needle aspiration to identify unusual pathology in a parapharyngeal mass. Am J Otolaryngol. 32(1):82-4, 2011
            9. Tang LL et al: Prognostic value and staging categories of anatomic masticator space involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a study of 924 cases with MR imaging. Radiology. 257(1):151-7, 2010
            10. Babbel RW et al: The parapharyngeal space: the key to unlocking the suprahyoid neck. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 11(6):444-59, 1990
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. Abt NB et al: Plunging ranula with prestyloid parapharyngeal space, masticator space, and parotid gland extension. B-ENT. 13(1 Suppl 27):57-60, 2017
                      2. Khatib Y et al: Venolymphatic vascular malformation of the parotid gland extending into the parapharyngeal space: A rare presentation. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 20(2):308-11, 2016
                      3. Gamss C et al: Imaging evaluation of the suprahyoid neck. Radiol Clin North Am. 53(1):133-44, 2015
                      4. Abrahams JJ et al: Stylomandibular tunnel widening versus narrowing: a useful tool in evaluating suprahyoid mass lesions. Clin Radiol. 69(11):e450-3, 2014
                      5. Gupta M et al: A rare parapharyngeal space branchial cleft cyst. BMJ Case Rep. 2013, 2013
                      6. Kato H et al: Imaging findings of parapharyngeal space pleomorphic adenoma in comparison with parotid gland pleomorphic adenoma. Jpn J Radiol. 31(11):724-30, 2013
                      7. Varoquaux A et al: Retrostyloid parapharyngeal space tumors: a clinician and imaging perspective. Eur J Radiol. 82(5):773-82, 2013
                      8. Ohmann EL et al: The utility of fine needle aspiration to identify unusual pathology in a parapharyngeal mass. Am J Otolaryngol. 32(1):82-4, 2011
                      9. Tang LL et al: Prognostic value and staging categories of anatomic masticator space involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a study of 924 cases with MR imaging. Radiology. 257(1):151-7, 2010
                      10. Babbel RW et al: The parapharyngeal space: the key to unlocking the suprahyoid neck. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 11(6):444-59, 1990