Visualization of the Oropharynx With Transcervical Ultrasound.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to illustrate the sonographic appearance of the oropharynx and to discuss the potential role of ultrasound in evaluation of the oropharynx. CONCLUSION: Ultrasound is not currently used in the standard clinical evaluation of the oropharynx, but it is a promising imaging modality for evaluating the base of the tongue and the palatine tonsils. Ultrasound is comparable and complementary to CT and MRI, which have recognized limitations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coquia, SF; Hamper, UM; Holman, ME; DeJong, MR; Subramaniam, RM; Aygun, N; Fakhry, C

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 205 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1288 - 1294

PubMed ID

  • 26587936

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.15.14299


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States