Cervical adenitis

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Presented with painful torticollis. History of mild trauma to the neck and flu-like disease two week earlier.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male
Modality: Photo

Painful 3 cm mass on right side of his neck.

Modality: Ultrasound

Ultrasonography reveals multiple variable size lymph nodes on the posterior triangle of right side of the neck and deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle. There is a conglomeration of enlarged heterogeneous lymph nodes with loss of the central stripe and decreased color flow.

Case Discussion

This 9-year-old male presented to the emergency room with torticollis, which in itself is non-specific. After sonography demonstrated cervical adenitis the patient was placed on wide spectrum antibiotic. Now he is completely well. 

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Case Information

rID: 20801
Case created: 13th Dec 2012
Last edited: 18th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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