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Pediatric Ultrasound of the Neck

  • Hank BaskinEmail author
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Abstract

The spectrum of imaging abnormalities encountered during pediatric neck ultrasound extends well beyond the thyroid gland—both anatomically and conceptually—to include normal anatomic variants and embryologically derived pathologies that are less commonly seen in older patients. This chapter will briefly discuss an approach to scanning children’s necks and then focus on the spectrum of abnormalities that may be encountered during pediatric neck ultrasound, first addressing embryologically derived pathology, normal variants, and non-thyroidal cervical abnormalities, before focusing on the appearance of specific diseases that involve the thyroid itself.

Keywords

Pediatric neck ultrasound Embryology Congenital hypothyroidism Ectopic thyroid Thyroglossal duct cyst Branchial apparatus anomaly Vascular malformation Thymus 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Section, Intermountain Healthcare Imaging, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Utah School of Medicine, Medical Imaging, Primary Children’s HospitalSalt Lake CityUSA

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