retropharyngeal lymph nodes

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ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al lymph nodes

the three groups of lymph nodes (one median and two lateral) located between the pharynx and the prevertebral layer of cervical fascia; they receive lymph from the nasopharynx, the auditory tube, and the atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial joints.

ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al lymph nodes

(retrō-fă-rinjē-ăl limf nōdz) [TA]
Three groups of lymph nodes located between pharynx and prevertebral layer of cervical fascia.


behind the pharynx.

retropharyngeal abscess
see pharyngeal abscess.
retropharyngeal lymph node abscess
see pharyngeal abscess.
retropharyngeal lymph node enlargement
enlargement causes interference with respiration and swallowing. The principal sign is snoring. In large animals the glands are palpable via the oral cavity or inspected by fiberoptoscopic viewing. See also pharyngeal lymphadenopathy.
retropharyngeal lymph nodes
lymph nodes in the tissues in the dorsum of the pharynx.
retropharyngeal lymphadenopathy
see pharyngeal lymphadenopathy.
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Eight positive samples of the infected cattle had evidence of tuberculosis in the Liver, Lung and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes (Fig.
Guttural pouch empyema following strangles is usually associated with abscessation and rupture of retropharyngeal lymph nodes into the pouch (HARDY & LEVEILLE, 2003).
Lesions in the lungs, observed in 3 animals, were consistently found in combination with lesions in the tracheobronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes; lesions in the tonsils were found with lesions in the retropharyngeal lymph nodes (Table 2).
bovis infections of cattle or deer tonsils led to bacterial colonization in the medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes with subsequent lymphatic spread to pulmonary lymph nodes.
Our finding that retropharyngeal lymph nodes and mesenteric lymph nodes were often the primary site of infection suggests oral rather than aerosol transmission.
We conducted a prospective study to compare PET/CT and enhanced CT for the detection of retropharyngeal lymph node (RLN) metastasis in NPC, and to ascertain the factors that affect its diagnostic performance.
1) There is a high incidence of retropharyngeal lymph node (RLN) involvement (47 to 89%) in NPC for nodes with a minimum axial diameter of 5 mm or more).
Magnetic resonance imaging of retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Patterns of spread.