Ultrasonography of the Neck

  • Jean-Noël Bruneton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. J.-N. Bruneton, F. Normand
    Pages 22-50
  3. J.-F. Moreau
    Pages 51-63
  4. J.-N. Bruneton, F. Normand, N. Santini, C. Balu-Maestro
    Pages 64-80
  5. J.-N. Bruneton, F. Normand
    Pages 81-92
  6. J.-N. Bruneton, D. Fenart
    Pages 93-106
  7. G. Kalifa, J. Poncin, N. Sellier
    Pages 107-113
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 114-118

About this book


Owing to the anatomic complexity of the neck and the diver­ sity of pathologic entities affecting it, the cervical region has long been of great semiological interest. Physical examination is an easy means of evaluating the size and origin of a solitary cervical mass, yet valid interpretation can prove difficult when the normal morphology of the neck has been altered; excellent examples are patients with extensive fibrosis or scarring secondary to previous irradiation or surgery. Like­ wise, physical examination cannot assess the relations of a pathologic process to adjacent structures - e. g., invasion can­ not be distinguished from simple displacement -and it is un­ suitable for monitoring therapeutic efficacy, such as the re­ sponse of metastatic nodes to medical management. Between physical examination, which remains fundamental, and exploratory surgical procedures, which are often the only means of obtaining indispensable anatomic proof for diagno­ sis, lie a number of recent imaging techniques including com­ puted tomography and magnetic resonance imaging using surface coils that provide invaluable information for the in­ vestigation of cervical pathologies. Real-time ultrasonogra­ phy occupies a privileged position because of its noninvasive­ ness, rapidity, and reliability, especially when performed by a specially trained examiner.


imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiation sonography tomography ultrasonography

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Noël Bruneton
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de RadiologieCentre Antoine-LacassagneNice CedexFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71558-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71556-3
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