pretracheal space

The area in front of the trachea (windpipe).

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  • visceral space — a potential space between the pretracheal fascia and the prevertebral fascia, extending from the hyoid bone to the mediastinum and containing the lower pharynx, larynx, trachea, esophagus, thyroid, great vessels, and areolar tissue. It is… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Deep cervical fascia — Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Showing the arrangement of the fascia coli. Gray s subject #111 388 …   Wikipedia

  • lamina pretrachealis fasciae cervicalis — [TA] pretracheal layer of cervical fascia: the layer of deep cervical fascia that is anterior to the trachea and surrounds the thyroid gland; see also anterior visceral space. Called also pretracheal fascia and middle layer of deep cervical… …   Medical dictionary

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