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Parapharyngeal Space MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Parapharyngeal Space
Tree Number(s)
A01.456.830.800
A01.598.250
A02.835.232.781.750.850
Unique ID
D000080886
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000080886
Scope Note
The deep neck space near the PHARYNX located anterior to the ptyergomandibular raphe, posterior to the prevertebral fascia, inferior to the SKULL BASE, and superior to the HYOID BONE. Prestyloid parapharyngeal space contains cranial nerves IX, X, XI, XII and internal JUGULAR VEIN and internal CAROTID ARTERY. Poststyloid parapharyngeal space contains AURICULARTEMPORAL NERVE and MAXILLARY ARTERY and ascending pharyngeal artery.
Entry Term(s)
Carotid Space
Lateral Pharyngeal Space
Pharyngomaxillary Space
Post-styloid Compartment
Post-styloid Parapharyngeal Space
Poststyloid Compartment
Poststyloid Compartment of the Parapharyngeal Space
Poststyloid Parapharyngeal Space
Pre-styloid Compartment
Prestyloid Compartment
Prestyloid Compartment of the Parapharyngeal Space
Prestyloid Parapharyngeal Space
Previous Indexing
Neck (1983-2019)
Pharynx (1963-2019)
Skull Base (1963-2019)
Public MeSH Note
2020
History Note
2020
Date Established
2020/01/01
Date of Entry
2019/07/08
Revision Date
2019/05/17
Parapharyngeal Space Preferred
Poststyloid Compartment Narrower
Prestyloid Compartment Narrower
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