Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

MINI-SYMPOSIA-HEAD AND NECK
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 334--343

Cystic masses of neck: A pictorial review


Mahesh Kumar Mittal, Amita Malik, Binit Sureka, Brij Bhushan Thukral 
 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahesh Kumar Mittal
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, D-II/222, West Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi - 110 023
India

Cystic masses of neck consist of a variety of pathologic entities. The age of presentation and clinical examination narrow down the differential diagnosis; however, imaging is essential for accurate diagnosis and pretreatment planning. Ultrasound is often used for initial evaluation. Computed tomography (CT) provides additional information with regard to the extent and internal composition of the mass. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has a supplementary role for confirmation of diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging may be needed in some cases for preoperative assessment.


How to cite this article:
Mittal MK, Malik A, Sureka B, Thukral BB. Cystic masses of neck: A pictorial review.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2012;22:334-343


How to cite this URL:
Mittal MK, Malik A, Sureka B, Thukral BB. Cystic masses of neck: A pictorial review. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];22:334-343
Available from: http://www.ijri.org/article.asp?issn=0971-3026;year=2012;volume=22;issue=4;spage=334;epage=343;aulast=Mittal;type=0