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Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces: anatomic imaging and diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cross-sectional imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of the retropharyngeal space (RPS) and the prevertebral space (PVS). Because of their deep location within the neck, lesions arising within these spaces are difficult, if not impossible, to evaluate on clinical examination. This article details the cross-sectional anatomy and imaging appearances of primary and secondary diseases involving the RPS and PVS, including metastasis and spread from adjacent spaces. The role of image-guided biopsy is also discussed.
J Matthew Debnam; Nandita Guha-Thakurta
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  2013-05-07     Revised Date:  2013-09-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1293-310     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Section of Neuroradiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston, TX 77005, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis
Fascia / anatomy & histology*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis
Lipoma / diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neck / anatomy & histology*
Retropharyngeal Abscess / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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