Visualization of the oropharynx with transcervical ultrasound

Stephanie Coquia, Ulrike Maria Hamper, Marianna E. Holman, M. Robert DeJong, Rathan M. Subramaniam, Nafi Aygun, Carole Fakhry

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purposes of this article are to illustrate the sonographic appearance of the oropharynx and to discuss the potential role of ultrasound in evaluation of the oropharynx. CONCLUSION. Ultrasound is not currently used in the standard clinical evaluation of the oropharynx, but it is a promising imaging modality for evaluating the base of the tongue and the palatine tonsils. Ultrasound is comparable and complementary to CT and MRI, which have recognized limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1288-1294
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume205
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Base of tongue
  • Head and neck cancer
  • HPV
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Tonsil
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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