Differentiating Benign from Malignant Cervical Lymph Nodes with Sonoelastography

Abdelmoniem Mahmoud Mohie-Eldine
2017 International Journal of Medical Imaging  
In the clinical practice, there is many overlap in diagnostic criteria between benign and malignant lymph nodes by grayscale and Doppler sonography. This study was carried out on 30 patients who suffered from enlarged cervical lymph nodes examined with B-mode US, Doppler US and Sonoelastography in the Sonoelastography unit of the Radiology department of Tanta university hospitals to prospectively estimate the accuracy of sonoelastography in the differentiation between benign and malignant
more » ... al lymph nodes. Sonoelastography had the highest sensitivity (92.1%), specificity (95.5%) and accuracy (93.3%) in the differentiation between benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes, so Sonoelastography is a promising technique that is easy and rapid non-invasive to perform and help identifying cervical lesions that are likely to be malignant to avoid hazards that found in tissue biopsy especially in patients with bleeding disorders.
doi:10.11648/j.ijmi.20170504.11 fatcat:brpltqlzu5cibbcv74iz7xe26u