S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
Removal of a foreign body from the lateral pharyngeal space via trans-tonsillar approach
- Issue Date
- Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 2010;63:e77-e79
- Lateral pharyngeal space (LPS), also called parapharyngeal
space (PPS), is one of the important fascial planes of the
head and neck, that may become involved by various
pathological processes, such as infections, inflammation
and neoplasms.1 This space is well known to the oral and
maxillofacial surgeons as the area of spreading dental
infection, where incision and drainage becomes necessary
for keeping absolute respiration and airway, and also as the
most difficult space to approach because of the many
different kinds of muscles, fascias, vessels and nerves. The
calcified stylohyoid ligament with styloid process is also
located in this space, so this space is more acquainted with
Eagles syndrome to the maxillofacial and plastic surgeons.
A 29-year-old female patient who had fallen down in her
psychopathic ward was referred to our department for the
diagnosis of right condylar neck and left parasymphysis
fracture. For reduction of the condylar neck fracture,
intraoral re-positioning after external fixation of fractured
condyle to the sagittal split proximal segment was tried.
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