Posterior cervical space

The posterior cervical space is one of the fat filled deep spaces of the neck located posterolaterally.

Gross Anatomy

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Related pathology

  • spinal accessory nodal disease (e.g. infection, lymphoma, metastases)
  • third branchial cleft cyst
  • lesion in posterior cervical space typically cause anteromedial displacement of the carotid space and posteromedial displacement of the prevertebral space 2
Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 46968
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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