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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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(1, 2, 4, 9) The contents of the RPS are fat and retropharyngeal lymph nodes (RPLN), sometimes referred to as the nodes of Rouviere (Figure 3A).
Samples collected for mycobacterial culture included lesions suggestive of bTB, or if no such lesion was present, pooled samples taken from the bronchial and retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Suspected lesions of lymph nodes and lungs were fixed in 10% Formal saline embedded in paraffin and 5 gm thick sections cut from each block were stained with Harris's haematoxylin and eosin.
Computed tomography of cervical and retropharyngeal lymph nodes: Normal anatomy, variants of normal, and applications in staging head and neck cancer.
Extended Neck Dissection: Certain lymphatic or non-lymphatic structures not routinely included (Retropharyngeal lymph nodes, hypoglossal nerve, prevertebral musculature or carotid artery) have to be removed.
Clinical signs include fever, apathy, retropharyngeal lymph nodes abscessation and mucopurulent nasal discharge (AINSWORTH & CHEETHAM, 2010).
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).
The retropharyngeal lymph nodes may also be affected and if become markedly enlarged, they may induce dysphagia.
The retropharyngeal lymph nodes may also be affected, and can induce dysphagia if they become markedly enlarged.
"'It is a result of suppuration of the retropharyngeal lymph nodes, secondary to infection in the adenoid, nasopharynx, posterior pharyngeal wall, sinuses, and tonsils.'"
DISCUSSION: Retropharyngeal abscess commonly develops when, after acute pharyngitis, the retropharyngeal lymph nodes (Gillette's or Henle's lymph node) within the retropharyngeal space become inflamed or tumorigneic.
Retropharyngeal suppurative adenitis is identified by enlarged paramedian retropharyngeal lymph nodes that contain a low-attenuation center (Figure 7).