[Ultrasonic diagnosis of the tonsillar region].

@article{Kueppers1991UltrasonicDO,
  title={[Ultrasonic diagnosis of the tonsillar region].},
  author={P Kueppers and Ralf Siegert and R. Elijah Blessing},
  journal={Laryngo- rhino- otologie},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={497-500}
}
From 1989 to 1991, 126 tonsils were prospectively studied in cadavers, volunteers and patients by B-scan ultrasonography. The transducer was positioned just medial of the mandibular angle. The submandibular gland, M. digastricus, M. stylohyoideus and the tongue proved to be suitable landmarks. Normal and chronically inflamed tonsils both presented as oval structures with weak echos. Peritonsillar abscess could not be sonographically defined in 13/15 cases. Squamous cell carcinoma presented with… CONTINUE READING

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