retromandibular fossa

ret·ro·man·dib·u·lar fos·sa

the depression inferior to the auricle and posterior to the ramus and angle of the mandible.

retromandibular fossa

An obsolete term for a wedged space posterior to the ramus of the mandible and anteroinferior to the external auditory meatus, which is primarily occupied by the parotid gland.

ret·ro·man·dib·u·lar fos·sa

(retrō-man-dibyū-lăr fosă)
Depression inferior to auricle and posterior to ramus and angle of mandible.
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The tumor was bound anteriorly by the anterior digastric muscle and posteriorly by the sternocleidomastoid muscle and retromandibular fossa.