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Computed tomography of the cranio-cervical lymphatic system: anatomical and functional considerations

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As an initial route of the spread of inflammatory and neoplastic pathology, the complex lymphatic system of the cervical region assumes an important part of the examination in patients with extra-axial disease of the head and neck. In addition, the often overlooked cranio-facila lymphatics must also be routinely investigated in order to forward the understanding and sensitivity of the neuroradiologic evaluation of primary sites of disease propagation from these areas.

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Jinkins, J.R. Computed tomography of the cranio-cervical lymphatic system: anatomical and functional considerations. Neuroradiology 29, 317–326 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00348908

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Key words

  • Lymphatic system
  • Anatomy
  • Inflammation
  • Neoplasia
  • Metastases