Emergency Head and Neck Radiology: Neck Infections

Jason A. McKellop, MD; Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, FACR

Disclosures

Appl Radiol. 2010;39(7):23-29. 

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Conclusion

Emergency head and neck infections are indeed diverse, requiring a thorough appreciation for neck anatomy and the imaging modalities used to investigate such pathology. While plain film, ultrasound and MRI certainly play their part in the investigation of inflammatory and infectious pathology of the neck, cross-sectional imaging with CT has a central role. In the emergency setting, timely interpretation of radiologic images is critical to the care of acutely ill patients, namely those with a threatened airway.

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