Spatium Retropharyngeum

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NETTER, Frank. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 4th edition. 2006. ISBN 13 978-1-4160-3385-1.

Not to be confused with danger space!

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  • Anterior - posterior of pharynx (buccopharyngeal fascia).
  • Posterior - Alar fascia (layer of prevertebral deep cervical fascia).
  • Lateral - Carotid sheath .
  • Superior - Base of skull.
  • Inferior - Superior mediastinum, at the point where alar fascia fuses with buccopharyngeal fascia (at the level of T4, carina).

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