retropharyngeal

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ret·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al

 (rĕt′rō-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ĭn-jē′əl)
adj.
Situated or occurring behind the pharynx.
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Sample material included both medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes and tracheobronchial, mediastinal, and mesenteric lymph nodes and any other tissue with macroscopically visible lesions (Table 2).
Retropharyngeal suppurative adenitis is identified by enlarged paramedian retropharyngeal lymph nodes that contain a low-attenuation center (Figure 7).
Infection of the retropharyngeal lymph nodes progresses through the stages of cellulitis, phlegmon and finally, abscess formation.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma can affect the retropharyngeal lymph nodes, which can drain into the parotid nodes.