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Space located between the pharynx and the cervical vertebrae and extending down into the superior mediastinum

Retropharyngeal space

2

Space bounded by the pharynx medially, the carotid sheath posteriorly, and the muscles of the styloid process laterally

Lateral pharyngeal space

3

3 stages of infected node

1) Cellulitis 2) Phlegmon 3) Abscess

4

Retropharyngeal abscess occurs most commonly in what age group

Children younger than 3-4 yr

5

____ provides the definitive diagnosis of neck abscess

Incision and drainage and culture of an abscessed node

6

Peritonsillar cellulitis and/or abscess___ should be considered if there is failure to improve within 24 hrs of any therapy and needle aspiration

Tonsillectomy