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Deep Neck Space Infections

  • C. Kwang Sung


In the parapharyngeal space, the prestyloid compartment contains the internal maxillary artery, maxillary nerve, deep lobe of the parotid, adipose tissue and the poststyloid compartment contains the carotid artery, internal jugular vein, sympathetic chain, and cranial nerves IX, X, XI, and XII. Lemierre’s syndrome is internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombophlebitis from pharyngitis typically due to Fusobacterium necrophorum.


Parapharyngeal Space Deep Lobe Fusobacterium Necrophorum Retropharyngeal Space Internal Maxillary Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kwang Sung
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  1. 1.Division of Laryngology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck CenterStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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