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 (rĕt′rō-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ĭn-jē′əl)
Situated or occurring behind the pharynx.
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The sagittal CECT scan of the neck shows amorphous calcification of the longus colli muscle and a retropharyngeal effusion (red arrow).
The retropharyngeal space (RPS) is bordered anteriorly by the visceral fascia and posteriorly by the prevertebral fascia and is commonly referred to as the "danger space.
The complications of an untreated peritonsillar abscess include epiglottis, parapharyngeal abscess, retropharyngeal space abscess, jugular vein thrombosis, and sepsis.
Ultrasound (US) is a cheap and non-invasive modality having advantage of US-guided FNAC but has major disadvantages of inability to differentiate between benign and malignant nodes10, access primary tumor and deep-seated retropharyngeal cervical nodes which is dominance of CT Scan, MRI and PET-CT11.
She was investigated for retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, tuberculosis and thyroiditis but finally concluded as Lemierre's syndrome based on the findings of thrombosis of the deep neck veins following respiratory tract infection, septic pulmonary emboli and clinical recovery with antibiotics and supportive care.
Sc]) by Western blot (brain tissue only) as described previously (7) but with some modifications, or an ELISA (brainstem and/or retropharyngeal lymph node) using a commercial kit (IDEXX HerdChek BSE-Scrapie Antigen ELISA; IDEXX, Westbrook, ME, USA) according to the manufacturers' instructions (online Technical Appendix).
Retropharyngeal air (Figure 8), pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum are seen in plain radiographs in cases of foreign body perforation of the GIT.
Increasing trismus is an indication that infection has involved masticator, pterygomandibular, parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal spaces.
In balling gun induced trauma, manual attempt through oral cavity was made to remove radiographically located boluses from retropharyngeal region.
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.
This patient was part of a subset defined by an ever-growing body of literature, one that includes parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal manifestations with subsequent cranial neuropathies and/or superior cervical chain compression.
However, this techniquecan lead to significant untoward effects such as;damage to nasal mucosa, septum orturbinates, nasal hemorrhage (epistaxis) or even retropharyngeal dissection.
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