Imaging of pediatric head and neck masses

Jessica S. Stern*, Daniel T. Ginat, Jennifer L. Nicholas, Maura E. Ryan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Medical imaging is an important tool in the evaluation and classification of pediatric head and neck masses. Such lesions may include congenital, inflammatory, infectious, vascular, or neoplastic processes. Ultrasound is often the first line modality in the workup of a neck mass in a child, followed by MRI or CT depending on the scenario. This information must be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical history, physical examination, and demographics. The medical imaging workup of a neck mass in a child must be focused to yield the maximum information possible while minimizing the risks of radiation and sedation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-246
Number of pages22
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Head and neck masses
  • Imaging
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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