Medical Definition of Parotid space

1. A deep hollow on the side at the sides of the face flanking the posterior aspect of the ramus of the mandible with its attached muscles which is occupied by the parotid gland; it is lined with fascial laminae (the parotid sheath) derived from the investing layer of deep cervical fascia; the structures bounding the space collectively constitute the parotid bed. Surgeons operating in the area take advantage of the fact that the anteroposterior dimensions of the parotid space increase with protrusion of the mandible. Synonym: parotid recess, recessus parotideus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parotid Space

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parotic
parotid
parotid abscess
parotid bed
parotid branches
parotid duct
parotid fascia
parotid gland
parotid glands
parotid notch
parotid papilla
parotid recess
parotid sheath
parotid space (current term)
parotid vein
parotid veins
parotidectomy
parotiditis
parotidoauricularis
parotids
parotin
parotis
parotises
parotitic
parotitides
parotitis
parotitises

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