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Radiol Clin North Am. 2011 Jul;49(4):617-32, v. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2011.05.005.

Imaging of pediatric neck masses.

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Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin-MSB2.130B, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

Palpable neck masses are a common indication for pediatric imaging. Such lesions may be caused by infectious, inflammatory, tumoral, traumatic, lymphovascular, immunologic, or congenital etiologies. Radiological assessment of neck masses in young children should be tailored based on patient presentation and physical examination, as well as clinical suspicion. The goal of imaging should be to help arrive at a diagnosis or limited differential in an efficient manner while minimizing radiation exposure.

PMID:
21807165
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2011.05.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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