The fascial planes related to the postnasal space and the spread of postnasal cancer
AuthorClark, Graeme M.; Zdanavicius, K. A.
Source TitleJournal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsClark, G. M., & Zdanavicius, K. A. (1972). The fascial planes related to the postnasal space and the spread of postnasal cancer. Journal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia, 3(3), 375-378.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in the Journal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia 1972. This version is reproduced with permission from the Otolaryngological Society of Australia.
The French anatomists, in particular Cazalas, 1938, and Terracol Corone and Guerrier, 1949, have provided the most complete studies of the fascial planes related to the postnasal space, and did so by gross anatomical dissections. Their results showed that the fascial planes were well defined, and for this reason they could be important in localising and directing the spread of a postnasal cancer. Unfortunately, anatomical dissections are notoriously prone to the criticism of "Fascia splitting", and too much reliance should not be placed on the results of these earlier workers. For this reason the present authors have serially-sectioned this area, and as a result it has been possible to examine the intact fascia without creating artificial planes by dissection.
Keywordsotolaryngology; postnasal cancer
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