Neoplasia, Infection, Congenital, Diagnostic procedure, Ultrasound, MR, CT, Paediatric, Head and neck
M. A. Serrado1, A. Nunes2, E. Soares2; 1Funchal/PT, 2Lisboa/PT
Neck lesions are common findings in paediatric patients and can be challenging for the radiologists involved.
Such lesions can be classified as congenital,
inflammatory or tumoural.
Many of these masses are asymptomatic and noticed incidentally by patients / parents or on physical examination.
Whereas others are brought to clinical attention because of the mass effect on the aero-digestive tract or symptoms related to acute infection,
pain or cosmetic deformity.
Imaging is not only useful in reaching a differential diagnosis list,
but may be helpful in achieving a definitive diagnosis.
CT and magnetic resonance (MR) are of great importance in the diagnosis of neck lesions.