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January 1941

A NEW ANATOMIC AND FUNCTIONAL SYSTEMATIZATION OF THE CONNECTIVE TISSUES OF THE NECKTHE PERIPHARYNGEAL AND POSTVISCERAL SPACES

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI

From the May Institute for Medical Research, the Jewish Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(1):1-30. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030002001
Abstract

CONTENTS 

  • Introduction

  • Previous descriptions of gross connective tissues of the neck

  1. "Cervical fascia"

  2. "Carotid sheath"

  3. Personal methods of observation

  4. New general description of the gross connective tissues of the neck

  1. Nerve-vessel connective tissue

  1. Nerve-vessel bundle

  2. Nerve-vessel sheets

  3. Periorgan connective tissue

  4. Areolar tissue spaces—shearing tissues

  5. New specific descriptions of the connective tissues of the neck

  1. Nerve-vessel connective tissue of the neck

  1. Nerve-vessel bundle of the neck

  2. Nerve-vessel sheets of the neck

  3. Periorgan connective tissues of the anterior part of the neck and associated periorgan spaces

  • Prevertebral perimyial spaces

  • Peripharyngeal spaces, right and left

  • Interorgan and intergroup spaces of the anterior part of the neck

  1. Interorgan spaces

  • Anterior subintegumental "space"

  • Trapezius submuscular space

  • Infrahyoid premuscular spaces

  • Infrahyoid intermuscular spaces

  • Thyromuscular space

  • Laryngomuscular spaces

  • Thyrotracheal space

  • Esophagotracheal space

  • Esophagocricoid space

  • Intergroup space

  • Postvisceral space

  • Lateral retropharyngeal lymph nodes

  • Discussion of the group of spaces behind the pharyngeal musculature

  • Summary

INTRODUCTION  Three grossly significant and surgically important kinds of connective tissue exist in the deeper parts of the neck.

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