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Retropharyngeal Space
Surjith Vattoth, MD, FRCR; H. Ric Harnsberger, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Retropharyngeal space (RPS); danger space (DS)
  • Definitions

    • RPS: Midline space just posterior to pharynx and cervical esophagus running from skull base to mediastinum

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Extent

      • Anatomy Relationships

        • Internal Contents

          • Fascia of Retropharyngeal Space

            ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

            • Questions

              • Imaging Approaches

                • Imaging Pitfalls

                  CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                  • Clinical Importance

                    Related Anatomy
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                    References
                    Tables

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                    TERMINOLOGY

                    • Abbreviations

                      • Retropharyngeal space (RPS); danger space (DS)
                    • Definitions

                      • RPS: Midline space just posterior to pharynx and cervical esophagus running from skull base to mediastinum

                    IMAGING ANATOMY

                    • Overview

                      • Extent

                        • Anatomy Relationships

                          • Internal Contents

                            • Fascia of Retropharyngeal Space

                              ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                              • Questions

                                • Imaging Approaches

                                  • Imaging Pitfalls

                                    CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                                    • Clinical Importance