Ultrasonography of inflammatory soft tissue swellings of the head and neck.

@article{Siegert1987UltrasonographyOI,
  title={Ultrasonography of inflammatory soft tissue swellings of the head and neck.},
  author={Rud Siegert},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1987},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={842-6}
}
  • Rud Siegert
  • Published 1987 in
    Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery…
Experience with 107 B-scan sonographs of inflammatory soft tissue swellings of the head and neck is described, and an echomorphologic classification is proposed which consists of the following five types: edema, infiltrate, preabscess, echo-poor, and echo-free abscess. Because the clinical course of the symptoms differs significantly between the last three types, it was concluded that they represent different stages of abscess formation. A comparison of all the physical and sonographic… CONTINUE READING

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