retropharyngeal space


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space

 [spās]
1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere. adj., adj spa´tial.
danger space a subdivision of the retropharyngeal space, extending from the base of the skull to the level of the diaphragm; so called because it provides a route by which infection of the pharynx can spread to the mediastinum.
dead space see dead space.
epidural space the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
intercostal space the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space mediastinum.
interproximal space (interproximate space) the space between the proximal surfaces of adjoining teeth; called also proximal or proximate space.
intervillous space the space of the placenta into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lymph s's open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space mediastinum.
medullary space the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
palmar space a large fascial space in the hand, divided by a fibrous septum into a midpalmar and a thenar space.
parasinoidal s's spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perivascular space a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space a fascial space on the sole of the foot, divided by septa into the lateral, middle, and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
proximal space (proximate space) interproximal space.
retroperitoneal space the space between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space a narrow fluid-containing space, often only a potential space, between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space the space between the diaphragm and underlying organs.
subumbilical space somewhat triangular space in the body cavity beneath the umbilicus.
Tenon's space a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.

ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al space

[TA]
that part of the peripharyngeal spatium located posterior to the pharynx.

ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al space

(retrō-fă-rinjē-ăl spās) [TA]
Part of peripharyngeal spatium located posterior to pharynx.

space

1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere.

dead space
1. space remaining in tissues as a result of failure of proper closure of surgical or other wounds, permitting accumulation of blood or serum.
2. the portions of the respiratory tract (passages and space in the alveoli) occupied by gas not concurrently participating in oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange.
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Types of dead-space in an anesthetic ventilation system. By permission from Cunningham JG, Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, Saunders, 2002
Disse s's
small spaces between liver sinusoids and liver cells; conduits for liver lymph. Called also perisinusoidal space.
epidural space
the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
s's of Fontana
fluid spaces separating solid trabeculae in the iridial angle meshwork.
interalveolar space
the part of the dental arch where there are no teeth.
intercostal space
the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space
mediastinum.
intervillous space
the space of the human and some other placentae into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lumbosacral space
the intervertebral space between the last lumbar and the first sacral vertebrae; suitable site for epidural injection.
lymph s's
open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space
a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space
mediastinum.
medullary space
the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
parasinoidal s's
spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perisinusoidal space
see Disse spaces (above).
perivascular space
a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space
a fascial space on the sole of the foot of primates, divided by septa into the lateral, middle and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space
a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
retroperitoneal space
the space between the peritoneum and the dorsal abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space
the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space
the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space
the space between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space
the space between the diaphragm and subjacent organs of bipeds.
subumbilical space
somewhat triangular space in the body cavity cranial to the umbilicus.
Tenon's space
a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.
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Also we found that submandibular space, anterior visceral space, visceral vascular space and retropharyngeal space infections were common in patients with history of immunosuppression and parapharyngeal space infection was mainly seen in patients without immunosuppression (P value 0.
Internal carotid artery transposition: another cause of widening of the retropharyngeal space.
Kirse DJ, Roberson DW: Surgical management of retropharyngeal space infections in children.
Lateral neck films were obtained on 45 children and all but 2 showed bulging or enlarged retropharyngeal space.
Infections of the lateral and retropharyngeal spaces that may erode into the carotid sheath will be detected only with computed tomography.
Conventional films consisting of antero-posterior and lateral views can only be used for a preliminary evaluation especially of the retropharyngeal space when there is a question of a retropharyngeal phlegmon or abscess (14).
In adults, infection of the retropharyngeal space is usually due to a penetrating injury.
Spread of the infection down the retropharyngeal space favored by negative intrathoracic pressure was thought to be responsible for the infection.
However, after reviewing the imaging it was thought that the mass could be excised via an intraoral approach to the retropharyngeal space.
Superior parathyroid glands tend to be found dorsal to the mid-to-superior thyroid pole and in the retropharyngeal space (Figure 2).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that a very large (35 x 29 x 23 mm) mass had displaced the vasculature and extended into the retropharyngeal space (figure 3).
A lateral neck x-ray showed a marked widening of the retropharyngeal space (figure 1); an anteroposterior view showed that the trachea had been displaced to the right.