Computed tomography appearance of marked keratinization of metastatic cervical lymph nodes: A case report

Eiji Nakayama, Eiichiro Ariji, Masanori Shinohara, Kazunori Yoshiura, Kunihiro Miwa, Shigenobu Kanda

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Abstract

A case of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue is reported with emphasis on an atypical finding of cervical lymph node metastasis visible on computed tomography. Multiple cervical lymph nodes revealed a high computed tomographic value of about 330 HU, lower than that of calcification. The lymph nodes revealed well-defined elliptical hyperechoic masses with an echogenic line and posterior shadow on ultrasonography. The appearance of a high density mass on computed tomography with a computed tomographic value lower than that of calcification may be a reliable finding of metastasis because it demonstrates the presence of marked keratinization produced by squamous cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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