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Tuberculous Adenopathy
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; K. T. Wong, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Synonyms

          • Cervical lymphadenitis, scrofula
        • Definitions

          • Enlargement of ≥ 1 cervical lymph nodes (LNs) due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

        IMAGING

        • General Features

          • Ultrasonographic Findings

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Microscopic Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Park JH et al: Sonographic diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in the neck. J Ultrasound Med. 33(9):1619-26, 2014
                              2. Ludwig BJ et al: Imaging of cervical lymphadenopathy in children and young adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(5):1105-13, 2012
                              3. Vaid S et al: Tuberculosis in the head and neck--a forgotten differential diagnosis. Clin Radiol. 65(1):73-81, 2010
                              4. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
                              5. Ahuja A et al: Power Doppler sonography to differentiate tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy from nasopharyngeal carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 22(4):735-40, 2001
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Synonyms

                                      • Cervical lymphadenitis, scrofula
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Enlargement of ≥ 1 cervical lymph nodes (LNs) due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

                                    IMAGING

                                    • General Features

                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                        • CT Findings

                                          • MR Findings

                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                    • Presentation

                                                      • Demographics

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Park JH et al: Sonographic diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis in the neck. J Ultrasound Med. 33(9):1619-26, 2014
                                                          2. Ludwig BJ et al: Imaging of cervical lymphadenopathy in children and young adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 199(5):1105-13, 2012
                                                          3. Vaid S et al: Tuberculosis in the head and neck--a forgotten differential diagnosis. Clin Radiol. 65(1):73-81, 2010
                                                          4. Ahuja AT et al: Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymph nodes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 184(5):1691-9, 2005
                                                          5. Ahuja A et al: Power Doppler sonography to differentiate tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy from nasopharyngeal carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 22(4):735-40, 2001