|JCDR. 2021; 12(5): 121-127
ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF NECK MASSES AND CORRELATIONWITH HISTOPATHOLOGICAL FINDINGSDr PoonamOhri, DrManoharLal Sharma, DrNiveditha, DrSanjeevkumar Kohli, Dr.Manasi Kohli, Parushi Kohli.
BACKGROUND:Neck masses are quite common clinical presentation in general practice. Sonography in present scenario, has
become the first imaging modality howeversystematic approach to neck swelling using high resolution sonography coupled with
Doppler flowmetry and their correlation with FNAC/ Histopathological findings was done in our present study.Methods: This is
a hospital based prospective observational study included total of 75 cases. The patients were referred to the department of
Radio-diagnosis from indoor and outdoor departments of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar with history of neck swellings.
Results: The most common age group to be involved were aged 13-56 yrs.In all age groups most of the patients were females.In
the present study, maximum number of enrolled cases had involvement of thyroid and parathyroid glands (42.7%) followed by
lymph nodes (32%) and salivary gland swelling ( 4%) and remaining 16 cases(21.3%) had congenital and others lesions.
Conclusion:HR-USG/Doppler is highly efficacious tool in evaluation of neck swellings. HR-USG also helped in guiding FNAC
from the most probable site of getting sample.
Key words: Neck masses,USG, FNAC,Thyroid,Salivary gland