To illustrate some of the commonly encountered infective and acute inflammatory conditions of the head and neck.
To familiarize with their radiological appearances.
To discuss their common causes and potential complications.
By the end of the presentation, the residents and registrars will feel confident in reading similar cases after hours.
Infective and acute inflammatory conditions of the head and neckare a common presentation both in a community setting and to the emergency department. These are often imaged not only to look for the cause and the extent of the disease but also their complications.
Most need immediate clinical attention as these can potentially be life-threatening. Thus, it is important for the reporting radiologist to be familiar with these conditions and clearly communicate with the referrers the extent of the disease and complications to enable...
Findings and procedure details
Findings: We have provided some examples from our own practice that include both tertiary hospitals and private practice experience.
Most cases have 2 or 3 slides. The first slide will show history and imaging findings. In some cases first slide is without legends and arrows- this is to stimulate thinking for the readers and make a provisional diagnosis in their own minds. The second set of slides will be illustrative with arrows and legends, providing diagnosis and pertinent imaging findings
The causes, imaging findings and...
Infective and acute inflammatory conditions of the head and neck are potentially life-threatening. Familiarity and understanding of these entities help in accurate imaging interpretation for appropriate clinical management.
Personal information and conflict of interest
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