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Table 4 Distribution of infected spaces of head and neck

From: Should preoperative computed tomography be routine examination for cervicofacial space infections?

Variables All, n (%) Preoperative CT, n (%) Non-preoperative CT, n (%)
Pterygomandibular 91 (59.5) 65 (60.2) 26 (57.8)
Submandibular 88 (57.5) 63 (58.3) 25 (55.6)
Submasseteric 81 (53.0) 56 (51.9) 25 (55.6)
Parapharyngeal 65 (42.5) 50 (46.3) 15 (33.3)
Submental 32 (21.0) 21 (19.4) 11 (24.4)
Infratemporal 28 (18.3) 19 (17.6) 9 (20.0)
Sublingual 15 (9.8) 10 (9.3) 5 (11.1)
Deep temporal 11 (7.2) 5 (4.6) 6 (13.3)
Pretracheal 7 (4.5) 4 (3.7) 3 (6.7)