parapharyngeal

parapharyngeal

 [par″ah-fah-rin´je-al]
situated beside the pharynx.

parapharyngeal (par´əfərin´jēəl),

adj refers to the parapharyngeal space, a cavity adjacent to the upper pharynx. Can also refer to tumors found in this cavity.
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Specific surgical sites are also discussed, including approaches to malignancies of the oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, parapharyngeal space, thyroid, neck, and skull base.
We report 4 cases of PTC metastasis to unusual sites: (1) the occipital skull and internal jugular vein, (2) the parapharyngeal space, (3) the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and (4) the right atrium of.
A case of parapharyngeal soft tissue clear cell sarcoma [in Chinese].
Inferiorly, it was bulging into the right parapharyngeal space.
These are related to the thyroid and parathyroid glands; neck metastases; oral/oropharyngeal, laryngeal, nasopharyngeal, salivary gland, skull base, vascular, and parapharyngeal space tumors; infections; tracheostomy; and reconstruction.
It is rare for meningioma to extend out of central nervous system to present as cervical and parapharyngeal mass.
Complications include toxic shock syndrome, septicaemia, parapharyngeal abscess, rheumatic fever, quinsy and hepatitis.
Advanced age is a significant risk factor; this is possibly because of a number of age-related changes in the parapharynegeal structures, such as soft palate lengthening and parapharyngeal fat deposition (Punjabi, 2008).
A computed tomography scan demonstrated a parapharyngeal haematoma which displaced the posterior pharyngeal wall ventrally.
Spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to radiographically occult lung metastasis from parapharyngeal synovial sarcoma: report of a case.
Mechanisms proposed for the increased prevalence of sleep apnoea in the elderly include increased deposition of fat in the parapharyngeal area, lengthening of the soft palate, and changes in body structures surrounding the pharynx (28).