THE LINEAR ECHOGENIC HILUS IN CERVICAL LYMPHADENOPATHY - A SIGN OF BENIGNITY OR MALIGNANCY
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AbstractThe linear echogenic hilus seen within lymph nodes on ultrasound examination has been proposed as a sign of benignity. The echogenic line is thought to represent the converging sinuses within the medulla of the lymph node. Forty-six cases with a linear echogenic hilus within a cervical lymph node are presented, where a cytological or histological diagnosis was obtained. In 27 cases (58.7%) the diagnosis was malignancy, in seven cases (15.2%) tuberculosis and the remaining 12 cases (26%) were benign. In our experience the linear echogenic hilus should not be regarded as a sole criterion for benignity. A cytological diagnosis, preferably by an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, should always be sought.
All Author(s) ListEVANS RM, AHUJA A, METREWELI C
Journal nameClinical Radiology
Year1993
Month4
Day1
Volume Number47
Issue Number4
PublisherBLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD
Pages262 - 264
ISSN0009-9260
eISSN1365-229X
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesRadiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging; RADIOLOGY, NUCLEAR MEDICINE & MEDICAL IMAGING

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