Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-061
A neck mass is a frequent chief complaint in the pediatric population and includes a wide variety of etiologies. The age of the child, symptoms and physical exam findings may narrow the differential diagnoses. The radiologist can aid in diagnosis and management by guiding the selection of the appropriate imaging modality. It is important for the radiologist to recognize the features of common and rarer neck masses in children. This pictorial review will describe the multimodal imaging features of a variety of pediatric neck masses in four categories:
Thyroglossal duct cyst
Cervical extension of thymus
Fibromatosis colli Read More
Keywords: Neck Masses
Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-075
Neck masses are commonly seen in the pediatric population and are a frequent reason for pediatric consults and can represent a diagnostic challenge. Although there is a broad spectrum of differentials, the vast majority of these lesions are benign, however malignant etiologies can also be encountered. Ultrasonography has become the first-line imaging modality in the evaluation of neck masses, given the ability to avoid radiation, wide availability and cost-effectiveness. Also, ultrasound represents an option when trying to avoid contrast administration or sedation.
The main teaching points of this exhibit will be:
1. Review variety of congenital and acquired neck masses in the pediatric patients.
2. Discuss imaging features and approach to various vascular, congenital abnormalities, benign and malignant tumors and other acquired abnormalities with Ultrasound.
3. Discuss the role of anatomic imaging in management.
A case-based pictorial review will be used to demonstrate:
1. Approach to vascular tumors and malformations based on clinical and imaging features including congenital, infantile hemangioma, low flow, various types of vascular malformations, locally aggressive lesions like kaposiform hemangioendothelioma, malignant tumors likely angiosarcoma and hemangioendothelioma.
2. Reviewing salient features of various congenital and acquired abnormalities including branchial cleft cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, congenital goiter and midline frontal masses.
3. Discuss imaging features of other benign and malignant masses including teratomas, primary cervical neuroblastomas, soft tissue tumors (myofibroblastic), lipoblastoma. Also malignant tumors like fibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma.
4. Describe masses which mimic tumors such as fibromatosis coli and ectopic thymus.
5. Treatment and prognosis. Read More
Final Pr. ID: Poster #: SCI-028
The presence of abnormal masses in the neck of children always represents a diagnostic challenge. Ultrasound can provide useful information about the origin of an inflammatory mass in the neck and is effective in differentiating solid from cystic lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound in the characterization of abnormal neck masses of the pediatric population. Read More