Laryngorhinootologie 2021; 100(06): 483-498
DOI: 10.1055/a-1353-7859
Facharztwissen HNO

Sonografische Diagnostik im Kopf-Hals-Bereich – Teil 1: Endosonografie

Sonography of the head and neck area – Part 1: Endosonography
Julian Künzel*
,
Alessandro Bozzato*
,
Christoph Arens

Die Sonografie des Kopf-Hals-Bereichs ist sowohl im ambulanten als auch im stationären Bereich der Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde von großer Bedeutung. Dieser Artikel soll aktuelle sonografiebasierte Techniken zur Untersuchung des oberen Aerodigestivtrakts – vor allem im Hinblick auf infektiöse und tumoröse Prozesse – überprüfen und veranschaulichen.

Abstract

Sonography of the head and neck area plays a major role in both outpatient and inpatient ear, nose and throat medicine. Transcervical ultrasound is an important imaging method, especially in lymph node and tumor diagnostics. Its advantage is the ubiquitous availability and the excellent combinability with endoscopy and palpation. Despite decades of experience with sonography in the head and neck area, in contrast to the transcutaneous application, the transoral or endosonographic approach has so far not been widely used. Here it is often not due to the technical capabilities of the examiner, but rather to the unusual approach within the scope of the investigation. In this context, endosonography may be used primarily in tumor diagnostics in order to establish a complete sonographic examination from in- and outside.

* Geteilte Erstautorenschaft.




Publication History

Publication Date:
01 June 2021 (online)

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