Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces - normal radiological anatomy, assessment of patho-logical changes by radiological methods

Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces - normal radiological anatomy, assessment of pathological changes by radiological methods

Daikhes N.A., Sorokin I.V., Korobkin. A.S., Reshulskii S.S., Kuyan Y.S., Karneeva O.V., Kim I.A.

Purpose. A special place among the pathological changes in the fascial spaces of the neck of the soft tissues is occupied by changes in the deeply located retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces. In recent years, to improved methods of MSCT and MRI, which, today, allow obtaining images with good spatial and soft tissue resolution, wide usege of studies with contrast enhancement, the possibilities of studying and differential diagnosis of various pathological changes in the fascial spaces of the neck have increased significantly.

This scientific review describes in detail the ray anatomy of the retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces, the interaction of these spaces with the surrounding anatomical structures. The possibilities of modern methods of radiographic diagnosis of MSCT, MRI in detecting changes, differential diagnosis of lesions in the retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces are described.

Clinical Research Centre for Otorhinolaryngology, Federal Medico-Biological Agency of the Russian Federation.

Moscow, Russia

 

Keywords: MSCT, MRI, ultrasound, radiography, focal lesions in the fascial spaces of the soft tissues of the neck, retropharyngeal, prevertebral spaces.


Corresponding author:  Sorokin I.V., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript

 

For citation: Daikhes N.A., Sorokin I.V., Korobkin. A.S., Reshulskii S.S., Kuyan Y.S., Karneeva O.V., Kim I.A. Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces - normal radiological anatomy, assessment of pathological changes by radiological methods. REJR 2019; 9(2):181-196. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2019-9-2-181-196

Received:        07.03.19 Accepted:       04.04.19