Translated title of the contribution: Cervical node metastases: Sonographic evidence of malignancy

H. J. Steinkamp, N. Hosten, R. Langer, F. Mathe, C. Ehritt, R. Felix

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The value of sonography for demonstrating cervical lymph node metastases has been studied, using longitudinal and transverse measurements as criteria for malignancy. A transverse/longitudinal quotient greater than 2 indicates the presence of metastases with a 96% assurance. Using only longitudinal measurements lymph node metastases can be excluded with only a 36% assurance. The sensitivity of both methods also differs (95% for the maximal transverse quotient as against 90% for longitudinal measurements). The use of the maximal transverse quotient increases specificity from 36 to 96%. This gives sonography an accuracy of 95%.

Translated title of the contributionCervical node metastases: Sonographic evidence of malignancy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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