Diagnostic role of ultrasound elastography on lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck cancer


Pehlivan M., Gürbüz M. K. , Cingi C. , Adapinar B., Degirmenci A. N. , Acikalin F. M. , ...Daha Fazla

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.85, sa.3, ss.297-302, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2018.01.002
  • Dergi Adı: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.297-302

Özet

Introduction: Ultrasonography is the easiest non-invasive method to diagnose lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck cancer. However, since CT scans are often preferred in the evaluation of primary tumours of these patients, information about lymphatic metastases may also available in these patients. Therefore, ultrasound is not routinely employed in the evaluation of these patients. However, elastography technique, a recent development in ultrasound technology, could make use of ultrasonography in these patients even more widespread, even though it is still not widely used today.