Imaging of Acute Head and Neck Infections

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Abstract

Tonsillar infection is the most common cause of infections of the neck in children and young adults whereas odontogenic infection is the most common cause in older population groups. Other sources of neck infection include the salivary glands, nasal sinuses, middle ear and mastoids, cervical lymph nodes, and trauma. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging have excellent sensitivity for the recognition of deep infections, particularly for the identification of abscess formation and its precise location and extension of disease. A careful assessment of potential severe complications, such as vascular compromise, osteomyelitis, and airway narrowing, should be performed routinely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-83
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Neck
Head
Infection
Mastoid
Paranasal Sinuses
Middle Ear
Osteomyelitis
Salivary Glands
Population Groups
Abscess
Blood Vessels
Young Adult
Lymph Nodes
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Acute infection
  • Floor of the mouth
  • Paranasal
  • Suprahyoid and infrahyoid neck

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Imaging of Acute Head and Neck Infections. / Gonzalez-Beicos, Aldo; Nunez, Diego.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 50, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 73-83.

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