Multimodality oncologic evaluation of superficial neck and facial lymph nodes

Published on May 16, 2021in Radiologia Medica2
· DOI :10.1007/S11547-021-01367-3
Reza Assadsangabi (UC Davis: University of California, Davis), Rosa Babaei (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)+ 4 AuthorsSeyed Ali Nabavizadeh11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
Involvement of lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancers impacts treatment and prognosis. Head and neck lymph nodes are comprised of superficial and deep groups which are interconnected. The deep lymph nodes, predominantly centered along internal jugular veins, are very well-known to radiologists and clinicians. However, superficial lymph nodes that drain lymph from the scalp, face, and neck are much less recognized. Here, we describe the anatomic and imaging features of these superficial lymph nodes on CT, MRI, and PET in oncologic settings.
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