Anatomy Monday: Glossopharyngeal air space 4


This is the last post on air spaces on pantomographs; the glossopharyngeal air space.  It presents as a radiolucent band superimposed over the angle of the mandible at the lateral aspects of the pantomograph. If the cervical vertebrae are visible, it is seen anterior to them.

Pantomograph - glossopharyngeal air space borders noted with yellow dotted lines.

Pantomograph – glossopharyngeal air space borders noted with yellow dotted lines.

Pantomograph - glossopharyngeal air space seen as a radiolucent band at the infero-lateral aspect of the image.

Pantomograph – glossopharyngeal air space seen as a radiolucent band at the infero-lateral aspect of the image.

Pantomograph showing the glossopharyngeal air space.

Pantomograph showing the glossopharyngeal air space.

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