RETRO PHARYNGEAL ABSCESS SECONDARY TO A SHARP PENETRATING FOREIGN BODY

  • Tahir Manzoor Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Asad Qayyum Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Sunarays Akhtar Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi
  • Atif Anjam Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi

Abstract

The retropharyngeal space is located immediately posterior to the nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and trachea. The buccopharyngeal fascia, which surrounds the pharynx, forms the anterior border. Bounded posteriorly by the alar fascia, the retropharyngeal space is bounded laterally by the carotid sheaths and the parapharyngeal spaces. It extends superiorly to the base of skull and inferiorly to the mediastinum at the level of the tracheal bifurcation [1].

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Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
Manzoor, T., Qayyum, A., Akhtar, S., & Anjam, A. (2018). RETRO PHARYNGEAL ABSCESS SECONDARY TO A SHARP PENETRATING FOREIGN BODY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 59(2), 243-5. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1951
Section
Case Reports