Large cervical node

Images by Genevieve Carbonatto

Characteristics of normal cervical nodes on ultrasound include

  • Size < 6mm
  • Flat or oval shape
  • Hypoechoic echotexture
  • Hilum is present and can be seen with colour Doppler if the node is > 5mm

 

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Veins and efferent lymphatics  leave the node through the hilum while arteries enter the node through the hium.

The hilum appears as a depressed area of the node

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