Peripharyngeal space

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Peripharyngeal space
Latin Spatium peripharyngeum
TA A05.3.01.117
FMA 55079
Anatomical terminology

The peripharyngeal space is a space in the neck.[1]

It can be split into the retropharyngeal space and the parapharyngeal space.[2]


  1. ^ Tegler, Terry C.; Lang, Johannes (1995). Clinical anatomy of the masticatory apparatus peripharyngeal spaces. Stuttgart: G. Thieme Verlag. p. 145. ISBN 0-86577-551-6. 
  2. ^ Wolfgang Kuehnel; Helga Fritsch (2007). Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, Volume 2: Internal Organs (v. 2). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers. p. 168. ISBN 3-13-533405-8.