Neck Masses and Adenopathy: Evidence-Based Neuroimaging

  • Amit Balgude
  • Thomas C. Bryson
  • Suresh K. Mukherji
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Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)


In adults, the most likely cause of a neck mass is either neoplastic or inflammatory. A persistent neck mass in an adult older than 40 years should raise a suspicion for malignancy. In adults who present with a fever, the etiology is often inflammatory. Neck masses in children often have an inflammatory, infectious, or a congenital cause. Neck malignancy in children is rare.


Positron Emission Tomography Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Neck Cancer Positive Predictive Value Negative Predictive Value 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Balgude
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Bryson
    • 2
  • Suresh K. Mukherji
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Interventional NeuroradiologyRonald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA

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