Hounsfield unit values of retropharyngeal abscess-like lesions seen in Kawasaki disease

  title={Hounsfield unit values of retropharyngeal abscess-like lesions seen in Kawasaki disease},
  author={Toru Sasaki and Rie Miyata and Yoshiho Hatai and Kohzoh Makita and Koichi Tsunoda},
  journal={Acta Oto-Laryngologica},
  pages={437 - 440}
CONCLUSIONS Retropharyngeal abscess-like lesions are occasionally seen in computed tomography (CT) imaging of patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and these patients often undergo unnecessary surgery. [...] Key MethodMETHODS We investigated six cases of KD showing such lesions on CTs, both with and without contrast enhancement (CE). We measured the HUs of those lesions and compared them with those of 10 true abscesses as controls. Expand
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