peripharyngeal space

(redirected from spatium peripharyngeum)

per·i·pha·ryn·ge·al space

[TA]
the space, filled with loose areolar tissue, around the pharynx; it is divided into two portions, parapharyngeal (lateral pharyngeal) spatium and retropharyngeal spatium.
Synonym(s): spatium peripharyngeum [TA]