The ultrasonographic diagnosis of cystic cervical lesions: a pictorial essay

Lavinia Manuela Lenghel, Grigore Băciuţ, Mihaela Băciuţ, Horaţiu Rotaru, Simion Bran, Cristian Dinu, Carolina Botar-Jid, Mirela Gersak, Sorin M. Dudea
2016 Medical ultrasonography  
The importance of ultrasonographic (US) examination in the evaluation of the superficial structures of the head and neck region is increasing due to the widespread availability of modern equipment (such as high-frequency transducers) and modern techniques. In the case of a cervical lesion, ultrasound is usually the first imaging method used to assess the changes. First of all, US is capable of differentiating between cystic and solid structures, and based on the US appearance correlated with
more » ... correlated with the the age of the patient, location and growing pattern, the appropriate diagnosis is possible with a high accuracy. The aim of the present paper is to describe the US features of the most common cystic lesions encountered in the head and neck region.
doi:10.11152/mu.2013.2066.182.cys pmid:27239661 fatcat:uvsc7x4panh5jpvvgf7o6e73xq