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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Ben Dixon from Boston's Children's Hospital agreed to perform the life-saving surgery, with the help of a robot that entered through Freyja's mouth to remove the rare parapharyngeal clear-cell sarcoma.
11) We found an interesting case report in the literature about parapharyngeal abscess (PPA)-like lesion in a 3 years old boy in Asia.
Radiation therapy for life-threatening huge laryngeal hemangioma involving pharynx and parapharyngeal space.
To the Editor: The parapharyngeal space is a potential neck space between prevertebral fascia and buccopharyngeal fascia.
The parapharyngeal space (PPS), also known as the prestyloid PPS, is next to the pharynx and extends from the skull base to the hyoid bone.
Recent studies have shown that these lesions may be seen in several sites that are related or unrelated to serosal surfaces, including intrapulmonary parenchyma, meninx, eye, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, parapharyngeal site, salivary gland, thyroid, peritoneum and retroperitoneum, thymus, liver, spermatic cord, bladder and prostate, kidney, adrenal gland, medulla spinalis, periosteum, pericardium, mediastinum, and soft tissue.
Case Presentation: We describe three patients with metastatic RCC to the head and neck with the involvement of the parapharyngeal space, the level V region of the neck, and the maxillary sinus.
The complications of an untreated peritonsillar abscess include epiglottis, parapharyngeal abscess, retropharyngeal space abscess, jugular vein thrombosis, and sepsis.
Primary parapharyngeal and skull base synovial sarcoma in a 13-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis radiologically misdiagnosed as a benign lesion.
1,2] Pleomorphic adenomas of minor salivary glands are seen in upper aerodigestive tract such as nasal cavity (including nasal septum and lateral nasal wall), pharynx, larynx, trachea, lacrimal glands, hard and soft palate and parapharyngeal space.
The third visit led to an inpatient admission with administration of intravenous antibiotics and steroids for a suspected parapharyngeal abscess.
The 16 chapters in this volume detail robotic surgical procedures for diseases affecting the oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, parapharyngeal space, thyroid, neck, and skull base, as well as for sleep apnea.