Visualization of the Oropharynx With Transcervical Ultrasound.
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.
Coquia, SF; Hamper, UM; Holman, ME; DeJong, MR; Subramaniam, RM; Aygun, N; Fakhry, C
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