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Oropharyngeal pathologies


Der Oropharynx stellt eine Schnittstelle zwischen Atem- und Speiseweg dar. Mit klinischer Inspektion bzw. Endoskopie ist eine Vielzahl von Erkrankungen suffizient diagnostizierbar, bei Tumoren sollte jedoch zur Beurteilung der Tiefenausdehnung und lymphogenen Ausbreitungsdiagnostik eine weiterführende Schnittbilddiagnostik erfolgen. In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche Erkrankungen des Oropharynx vorgestellt und die bildgebenden Charakteristika der CT und MRT diskutiert. Besonderer Wert wird auf die für die Therapieentscheidung essenziellen Details gelegt.


The oropharynx is an interface between the airway and the digestive tract. Clinical evaluation and endoscopy suffice for the diagnosis of a variety of lesions, but tumors require cross-sectional imaging to assess local infiltration depth and lymphatic spread. This article discusses different lesions of the oropharynx with respect to imaging characteristics of CT and MRI, with a focus on resectability issues and decision-making.

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Lell, M., Hinkmann, F., Gottwald, F. et al. Oropharynxpathologie. Radiologe 49, 27–35 (2009).

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  • Oropharynx
  • CT
  • MRT
  • Plattenepithelkarzinom
  • Therapie


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  • CT
  • MRI
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  • Therapy