Neck ultrasound

Neck ultrasound

The possibility of performing a neck ultrasound examination in diseases of the following structures:

Salivary glands (parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands)

• the diffuse and limited inflammation of the salivary glands,
• abscesses,
• sialolithiasis,
• benign, malignant tumours,
• diseases of the lymph nodes in the salivary glands,
• autoimmune diseases (Sjögren’s syndrome),
• cysts (internal, external, mixed ones, ranula),
• injuries
• control after oncological treatment.

Thyroid gland

• inflammation (Hashimoto’s disease, Quervein thyroiditis, Riedel’s thyroiditis , abscess),
• Graves-Basedow disease,
• nodular goitre,
• cysts,
• malignant neoplasms with lymph node assessment – staging,
• control after oncological treatment.

Mouth, larynx, lower throat

• cysts of the mouth floor (ranula),
• peritonsular infiltration/abscess,
• laryngocele (larynx cyst),
• larynx injuries,
• the assessment of vocal folds’ mobility
• the assessment of the severity of the malignant tumour of mouth floor and mouth (tongue root, palatine tonsils), middle pharynx (lingual-epiglottic wells), larynx, lower pharynx (pre-epiglottic space infiltration), the assessment of soft tissue infiltration, the assessment of vascular infiltration,
• control after oncological treatment.

Neck soft tissues

• the assessment of neck lymph nodes: reactive, suppurative, malignant lymphoma, sarcoidosis, specific inflammation (tuberculosis), suspected metastasis in head and neck cancer, extracapsular advancement with infiltration of large vessels (internal jugular vein and common carotid artery, external and internal ones) and soft tissues to plan therapeutic options,
• lateral and middle neck cysts,
• lipomas,
• sebaceous cysts,
• haemangioma and lymphangioma,
• carotid body tumour hemodect(oma),
• control after oncological treatment.