Use of transoral sonography with an endocavitary transducer in diagnosis, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and intraoperative localization of retropharyngeal masses.

@article{Fornage2014UseOT,
  title={Use of transoral sonography with an endocavitary transducer in diagnosis, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and intraoperative localization of retropharyngeal masses.},
  author={Bruno D. Fornage and Beth S. Edeiken and Gary L Clayman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2014},
  volume={202 5},
  pages={W481-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to describe the use of transoral sonography in the diagnosis, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, and intraoperative localization of retropharyngeal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed images and data for eight patients with a retropharyngeal mass identified on CT, MRI, or PET/CT as being suspicious for a metastatic Rouviere node. Transoral ultrasound was performed using a commercially available endorectal or endovaginal transducer. Transoral… CONTINUE READING