Imaging of cervical lymph nodes in head and neck cancer: the basics.
Imaging can identify pathologic cervical adenopathy in a significant number of patients with head and neck cancer who have no palpable adenopathy on physical examination. This article reviews nodal classification, drainage patterns of different head and neck cancers, various cross-sectional imaging features of metastatic lymph nodes from head and neck cancer, nodal staging, and certain features like extracapsular spread and carotid and vertebral invasion that the clinician should know because they have therapeutic and prognostic implications. New imaging techniques and the role of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in recurrent disease are discussed.
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Gor, D. M., Langer, J. E., & Loevner, L. A. (2006). Imaging of cervical lymph nodes in head and neck cancer: the basics. Radiologic clinics of North America, 44(1), 101–viii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2005.08.006
Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Radiology
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Medical Imaging