Extramucosal spaces of the head and neck


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The extramucosal head and neck consists of several distinct spaces bounded by fascia [1, 2]. Knowing the anatomy of these spaces and their contents helps the radiologist to describe and correctly diagnose pathology. Some neck diseases are incidental findings while others are large enough to present as a palpable mass. Other diseases are not large, but in a location that leads to symptoms of ear pain, ear pressure/fullness, tinnitus, dysphagia, or cranial nerve palsies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loevner, LA; Hoang, JK

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine 2016-2019: Diagnostic Imaging

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 176

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319300801

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-30081-8_19

Citation Source

  • Scopus