Sonographic appearances of cervical lymph nodes in healthy young Japanese adults: Association with age, sex, and body mass index.

@article{Osanai2015SonographicAO,
  title={Sonographic appearances of cervical lymph nodes in healthy young Japanese adults: Association with age, sex, and body mass index.},
  author={Hizuru Osanai and Hiroko Kuroiwa and Keiichi Uchida and Hideaki Kagami and Kazuhiro Yamada and Akira Taguchi},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={295-301}
}
PURPOSE We investigated whether there was any association between age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) and nodal morphology and vascular pattern in healthy young Japanese adults. METHODS Three neck regions in 100 healthy subjects, 19-40 years old, were examined by gray-scale and color Doppler sonography. Vascular pattern was classified into three groups: avascular, hilar, or scattered. A linear mixed-effect model was used to identify associations of age, sex, or BMI with the short-axis… CONTINUE READING
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