Sonoelastography of cervical lymph nodes

Case contributed by Dr Abdelmoniem Mahmoud Mohie


Bilateral neck swelling, right greater than left

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Neck ultrasound, including sonoelastography

B-mode ultrasound of cervical lymph nodes: non-enlarged cervical lymph node measuring
6 mm short axis, regular border, preserved hyperechoic hilum, hypoechoic parenchyma.

Color Doppler ultrasound: normal hilar vascularity. 

Color elastogram of the same lymph node gives pattern 2 elastography score and a strain ratio of 1.25.

Case Discussion

Final histopathological diagnosis is chronic non-specific lymphadenitis.

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Case information

rID: 48611
Published: 24th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
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