Visceral space

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The visceral space is one of the infrahyoid deep spaces of the head and neck

Gross anatomy

The visceral space extends from the hyoid bone to the superior mediastinum (level of aortic arch / T4), and is surrounded by the middle layers of the deep cervical fascia

Contents

Related pathology

Due to the contents of the visceral space, a wide range of conditions can occur in the visceral space such as: 

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 43821
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases
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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: in purple on annotated MRI
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