The given image is the pictorial representation of spaces of neck enclosed by cervical fascia. The spaces are labeled as A, B, C and D. Which of these is the danger space of the neck?
Ans: C. C
- A-Prevertebral space; B-Retropharyngeal space; C-Danger space; D-Pretracheal space
- Particularly prominent in front of the vertebral column, where two distinct layers of fascia.
- The space created by the splitting of the anterior prevertebral fascia, the danger space, is a part of prevertebral space.
Danger space of neck:
- Potential space located behind true retropharyngeal space, which connects deep cervical spaces to mediastinum.
|Boundaries of Danger Space of Neck|
|Posteriorly||Prevertebral layer of deep cervical fascia|
|Inferiorly||Posterior mediastinum at the level of diaphragm|