Multimodality oncologic evaluation of superficial neck and facial lymph nodes

Reza Assadsangabi, Rosa Babaei, Catherine Songco, Vladimir Ivanovic, Matthew Bobinski, Yin J. Chen, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh

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Involvement of lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancers impacts treatment and prognosis. Head and neck lymph nodes are comprised of superficial and deep groups which are interconnected. The deep lymph nodes, predominantly centered along internal jugular veins, are very well-known to radiologists and clinicians. However, superficial lymph nodes that drain lymph from the scalp, face, and neck are much less recognized. Here, we describe the anatomic and imaging features of these superficial lymph nodes on CT, MRI, and PET in oncologic settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRadiologia Medica
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Facial nodes
  • Oncologic imaging
  • Superficial neck nodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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