What is the anatomy of the major facial and deep neck spaces relative to deep neck infections?

Updated: Apr 30, 2020
  • Author: Alan D Murray, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A detailed anatomic description of the major facial and deep neck spaces is beyond the scope of this article. However, a thorough knowledge of this anatomy is necessary for accurate diagnosis and treatment of these infections. The deep neck spaces are formed by fascial planes, which divide the neck into real and potential spaces.


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