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Septum medianum v horní části retrofaryngeálního prostoru a jeho možný klinický význam

Title in English Septum medianum in the upper part of retropharyngeal space and its clinical importance


Year of publication 1999
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Plzeňský lékařský sborník
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords septum medianum; retropharyngeal space; pharyngobasilar membrane
Description The attachment of the fascia pharyngobasilaris is located ventrally and it reaches nearly the body of the sphenoid bone (usually synostosis sphenooccipitalis). Microscopical preparations (adults, newborn and fetuses) have shown that space between the posterior wall of the pars nasalis pharyngis and prevertebral muscles is filled in with connective tissue. The adventitia is condensed in the middle plane into the septum (lig. retropharyngeum medianum). The septum mentined disappears gradually in the caudal direction, its posterior part (the raphe pharyngis) becomes a component of the posterior wall of the pharynx in the site of the cranial margin of the m. constrictor pharyngis superior. The division of the upper part of the retropharyngeal space by the sagittal septum could be cause of the unilateral regional metastatic activity. Caudally we can suppose metastatic activity in the both directions.
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