Computed tomography of the parapharyngeal space

June M. Unger, Kedar N. Chintapalli

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The parapharyngeal space with its complex anatomy is of great clinical importance. Because of its location deep within the neck, this space is difficult to examine by ordinary methods but can be well demonstrated in the axial transverse plane by computed tomography (CT). This paper is primarily concerned with the normal anatomy of the parapharyngeal space as seen on CT but also includes examples of representative pathological conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Neck
  • Parapharyngeal space
  • Pharynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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