(see Figure 1) is a space that potentially can transmit infection into the mediastinum.
The following day she underwent neck exploration, excisional left lymph node biopsy, and drainage of her retropharynx
In those tenuous patients in whom I worry primarily about copious production of secretions and relatively weak cough, I occasionally place a nasal trumpet before orotracheal tube extraction so as to afford an immediate pathway into the retropharynx
and lungs and yet avoid the discomfort of its placement afterward when the patient may be struggling and resisting.
1,3) In one study, 56% of the deep space neck infections involving the retropharynx were idiopathic.
The second case, spread of infection from the palate to the retropharynx to anterior mediastinitis, illustrates how communications among these potential spaces occur rapidly.
VAN WADLINGTON, MD: Computed tomography (CT) examination revealed thickened tissue around the right external auditory canal, opacification of the mastoid air cells, and swelling of the right pterygoid muscles and retropharynx
(Figure 1) as well as occlusion of the right sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb.
Impacted pharyngeal fish bone migrating to the retropharynx
He required intubation as well as incision and drainage of the retropharynx
1) Head and neck sites reported in the literature include the nasal cavity, retropharynx
, buccal mucosa, maxillary sinus, parapharyngeal space, larynx, thyroid, and infratemporal fossa.
and parapharynx) have been reported; outcomes have ranged from dissolution of the bone without sequela (3) to the development of external carotid pseudoaneurysm.
2) Since then, synovial sarcomas have been reported at other sites in the head and neck, including the nasopharynx, retropharynx
, hypopharynx, laryngopharynx, parapharyngeal space, and esophagus.