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Cystic-Appearing Neck Masses in Adult
Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH; Patricia A. Hudgins, MD, FACR
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. An Y et al: The prognostic value of extranodal extension in human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer. 123(14):2762-2772, 2017
            2. Grønlund S et al: The true malignancy rate in 135 patients with preoperative diagnosis of a lateral neck cyst. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 1(4):78-82, 2016
            3. Shemen L et al: Imaging characteristics and findings in thyroglossal duct cyst cancer and concurrent thyroid cancer. BMJ Case Rep. 2016, 2016
            4. Mulligan PR et al: Vascular anomalies: classification, imaging characteristics and implications for interventional radiology treatment approaches. Br J Radiol. 87(1035):20130392, 2014
            5. Goyal N et al: Differentiation of branchial cleft cysts and malignant cystic adenopathy of pharyngeal origin. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(2):W216-21, 2012
            6. Garrel R et al: Cervical lymphadenopathies signaling thyroid microcarcinoma. Case study and review of the literature. Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 128(3):115-9, 2011
            7. Wong KT et al: Imaging of cystic or cyst-like neck masses. Clin Radiol. 63(6):613-22, 2008
            8. Koeller KK et al: Congenital cystic masses of the neck: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 19(1): 121-46; quiz 152-3, 1999
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. An Y et al: The prognostic value of extranodal extension in human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer. 123(14):2762-2772, 2017
                      2. Grønlund S et al: The true malignancy rate in 135 patients with preoperative diagnosis of a lateral neck cyst. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 1(4):78-82, 2016
                      3. Shemen L et al: Imaging characteristics and findings in thyroglossal duct cyst cancer and concurrent thyroid cancer. BMJ Case Rep. 2016, 2016
                      4. Mulligan PR et al: Vascular anomalies: classification, imaging characteristics and implications for interventional radiology treatment approaches. Br J Radiol. 87(1035):20130392, 2014
                      5. Goyal N et al: Differentiation of branchial cleft cysts and malignant cystic adenopathy of pharyngeal origin. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(2):W216-21, 2012
                      6. Garrel R et al: Cervical lymphadenopathies signaling thyroid microcarcinoma. Case study and review of the literature. Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 128(3):115-9, 2011
                      7. Wong KT et al: Imaging of cystic or cyst-like neck masses. Clin Radiol. 63(6):613-22, 2008
                      8. Koeller KK et al: Congenital cystic masses of the neck: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 19(1): 121-46; quiz 152-3, 1999