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Posterior Cervical Space
Siddhartha Gaddamanugu, MD; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Posterior cervical space (PCS)
  • Definitions

    • Radiologically defined as posterolateral fat-containing space in neck with complex fascial boundaries; extends from posterior mastoid tip to clavicle
    • Encompasses major portion of what clinicians & surgeons refer to as posterior triangle

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Extent

      • Anatomy Relationships

        • Internal Contents

          • Fascia of Posterior Cervical Space

            • Surgical Triangles

              ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

              • Questions

                CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                • Clinical Importance

                  • Function & Dysfunction

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                    TERMINOLOGY

                    • Abbreviations

                      • Posterior cervical space (PCS)
                    • Definitions

                      • Radiologically defined as posterolateral fat-containing space in neck with complex fascial boundaries; extends from posterior mastoid tip to clavicle
                      • Encompasses major portion of what clinicians & surgeons refer to as posterior triangle

                    IMAGING ANATOMY

                    • Overview

                      • Extent

                        • Anatomy Relationships

                          • Internal Contents

                            • Fascia of Posterior Cervical Space

                              • Surgical Triangles

                                ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                                • Questions

                                  CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                                  • Clinical Importance

                                    • Function & Dysfunction