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Solid Neck Lymph Node
Evelyn W. K. Tang, MBBS, FRCR; Yolanda Y. P. Lee, MBChB, FRCR; Eric K. C. Law, MBChB, FRCR
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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. Lin CM et al: The application of ultrasound in detecting lymph nodal recurrence in the treated neck of head and neck cancer patients. Sci Rep. 7(1):3958, 2017
            2. Giacomini CP et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of malignant and normal cervical lymph nodes. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 34(3):236-47, 2013
            3. Herd MK et al: Lymphoma presenting in the neck: current concepts in diagnosis. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 50(4):309-13, 2012
            4. Lo WC et al: Ultrasonographic differentiation between Kikuchi's disease and lymphoma in patients with cervical lymphadenopathy. Eur J Radiol. 81(8):1817-20, 2012
            5. Sofferman RA et al: Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. New York: Springer. 211-228, 2012
            6. Khanna R et al: Usefulness of ultrasonography for the evaluation of cervical lymphadenopathy. World J Surg Oncol. 9:29, 2011
            7. Furukawa MK et al: Diagnosis of lymph node metastases of head and neck cancer and evaluation of effects of chemoradiotherapy using ultrasonography. Int J Clin Oncol. 15(1):23-32, 2010
            8. Ahuja AT et al: Ultrasound of malignant cervical lymph nodes. Cancer Imaging. 8:48-56, 2008
            9. Ahuja AT et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys.11-40-53, 2007
            10. Chan JM et al: Ultrasonography of abnormal neck lymph nodes. Ultrasound Q. 23(1):47-54, 2007
            11. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
            12. King AD et al: Necrosis in metastatic neck nodes: diagnostic accuracy of CT, MR imaging, and US. Radiology. 230(3):720-6, 2004
            13. Ying M et al: Accuracy of sonographic vascular features in differentiating different causes of cervical lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound Med Biol. 30(4):441-7, 2004
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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. Lin CM et al: The application of ultrasound in detecting lymph nodal recurrence in the treated neck of head and neck cancer patients. Sci Rep. 7(1):3958, 2017
                      2. Giacomini CP et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of malignant and normal cervical lymph nodes. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 34(3):236-47, 2013
                      3. Herd MK et al: Lymphoma presenting in the neck: current concepts in diagnosis. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 50(4):309-13, 2012
                      4. Lo WC et al: Ultrasonographic differentiation between Kikuchi's disease and lymphoma in patients with cervical lymphadenopathy. Eur J Radiol. 81(8):1817-20, 2012
                      5. Sofferman RA et al: Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. New York: Springer. 211-228, 2012
                      6. Khanna R et al: Usefulness of ultrasonography for the evaluation of cervical lymphadenopathy. World J Surg Oncol. 9:29, 2011
                      7. Furukawa MK et al: Diagnosis of lymph node metastases of head and neck cancer and evaluation of effects of chemoradiotherapy using ultrasonography. Int J Clin Oncol. 15(1):23-32, 2010
                      8. Ahuja AT et al: Ultrasound of malignant cervical lymph nodes. Cancer Imaging. 8:48-56, 2008
                      9. Ahuja AT et al: Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound. 1st ed. Salt Lake City: Amirsys.11-40-53, 2007
                      10. Chan JM et al: Ultrasonography of abnormal neck lymph nodes. Ultrasound Q. 23(1):47-54, 2007
                      11. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
                      12. King AD et al: Necrosis in metastatic neck nodes: diagnostic accuracy of CT, MR imaging, and US. Radiology. 230(3):720-6, 2004
                      13. Ying M et al: Accuracy of sonographic vascular features in differentiating different causes of cervical lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound Med Biol. 30(4):441-7, 2004