To the Editor: The parapharyngeal space is a potential neck space between prevertebral fascia
and buccopharyngeal fascia.
The retropharyngeal space (RPS) is bordered anteriorly by the visceral fascia and posteriorly by the prevertebral fascia
and is commonly referred to as the "danger space.
The retropharyngeal space lies behind the pharynx between the buccopharyngeal fascia, which covers the constrictor muscle, and the prevertebral fascia
A mucosal incision was made to the left of midline and taken down to the prevertebral fascia
that the HNC extended to the skull base (16 patients; 12 were excluded), prevertebral fascia
(13 patients; nine were excluded), or pterygoid space (five patients; four were excluded);
Abscess formation is initially contained in the prevertebral fascia
Braun, Melsungen, Germany) was advanced using the out-of-plane technique through the prevertebral fascia
(hyperechoic band underneath sternocleidomastoid muscle) (Figure 3A).
The retropharyngeal space extends from the base of the skull to the level of the T1 or T2 vertebra and includes the space behind the muscles of the pharynx but in front of the prevertebral fascia
The retropharyngeal space extends from the base of the skull to the level of the T1 or T2 vertebra, and includes the space behind the muscles of the pharynx but in front of the prevertebral fascia
The floor of the triangle comprises several parallel muscles covered by the prevertebral fascia
(Bruce et al 1967, Drake et al 2005, Grant and Basmajian 1965, Last 1978, Moore and Dalley 2006, Wood Jones 1953, Woodburne and Burkel 1988, Zuckerman 1961).
The prevertebral fascia
separates the visceral compartment of the neck containing the pharynx, trachea, larynx and the thyroid gland from the cervical vertebrae and the prevertebral muscles.