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Chapter 5 Ultrasound Characteristics of Benign vs Malignant Cervical Lymph Nodes

Ramanujam Prativadi, Nirvikar Dahiya, Aya Kamaya, Shweta Bhatt
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR 2017, 38 (5): 506-515
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With approximately 800 lymph nodes in the body, and more than one-third found within the head and neck, lymph nodes are a common site for neck pathology. Differentiation between benign and malignant lymph nodes is critical in accurate prognosis; similarly, treatment hinges on accurate identification of the etiology of the pathologic process. Key gray-scale and color Doppler ultrasound criteria can help accurately distinguish between benign and malignant lymph nodes.

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