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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Nodes
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; K. T. Wong, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Abbreviations

          • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) nodes
        • Synonyms

          • SCCa nodal metastases
        • Definitions

          • Nodal metastasis from primary head and neck (H&N) SCCa

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      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. Norling R et al: Staging of cervical lymph nodes in oral squamous cell carcinoma: adding ultrasound in clinically lymph node negative patients may improve diagnostic work-up. PLoS One. 9(3):e90360, 2014
                                      3. Ahuja AT et al: Ultrasound of malignant cervical lymph nodes. Cancer Imaging. 8:48-56, 2008
                                      4. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
                                      5. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging Head & Neck. Salt Lake City: Amirsys. III-2-28-31, 2004
                                      6. King AD et al: Necrosis in metastatic neck nodes: diagnostic accuracy of CT, MR imaging, and US. Radiology. 230(3):720-6, 2004
                                      7. Ahuja A et al: Sonography of neck lymph nodes. Part II: abnormal lymph nodes. Clin Radiol. 58(5):359-66, 2003
                                      8. Fischbein NJ et al: Assessment of metastatic cervical adenopathy using dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 24(3):301-11, 2003
                                      9. Som PM et al: Imaging-based nodal classification for evaluation of neck metastatic adenopathy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(3):837-44, 2000
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) nodes
                                            • Synonyms

                                              • SCCa nodal metastases
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Nodal metastasis from primary head and neck (H&N) SCCa

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          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. Norling R et al: Staging of cervical lymph nodes in oral squamous cell carcinoma: adding ultrasound in clinically lymph node negative patients may improve diagnostic work-up. PLoS One. 9(3):e90360, 2014
                                                                          3. Ahuja AT et al: Ultrasound of malignant cervical lymph nodes. Cancer Imaging. 8:48-56, 2008
                                                                          4. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
                                                                          5. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging Head & Neck. Salt Lake City: Amirsys. III-2-28-31, 2004
                                                                          6. King AD et al: Necrosis in metastatic neck nodes: diagnostic accuracy of CT, MR imaging, and US. Radiology. 230(3):720-6, 2004
                                                                          7. Ahuja A et al: Sonography of neck lymph nodes. Part II: abnormal lymph nodes. Clin Radiol. 58(5):359-66, 2003
                                                                          8. Fischbein NJ et al: Assessment of metastatic cervical adenopathy using dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 24(3):301-11, 2003
                                                                          9. Som PM et al: Imaging-based nodal classification for evaluation of neck metastatic adenopathy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(3):837-44, 2000