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Karen Chetcuti and Shivaram Avula, Radiology Department, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
Neck sonography is frequently encountered on ultrasound lists in the paediatric patient population. Anecdotally, one of the most frequent clinical indications is the investigation of a neck lump. While performing an ultrasound of the neck, structures other than those routinely assessed, such as the thyroid cartilage and mandibular cortex also come into view. Occasionally, pathology in these structures is also encountered, albeit less frequently. The purpose of this case report and review is to illustrate the ultrasound, CT and MRI appearances of cyst like changes in the thyroid cartilage that are encountered in children, particularly in early adolescence.
Full article is now available in the November 2016 issue of Journal Ultrasound.
ECHOES by Hazel Edwards
Is an endometrial thickness of ≥4 mm on transvaginal ultrasound scan an appropriate threshold for investigation of postmenopausal bleeding? Russell M, Choudhar M, Roberts M. Gynecol Surg 2016; 13: 193-197.
In the absence of national agreement on the optimum threshhold value for endometrial thickness in symptomatic postmenopausal women, this study of over 1000 women suggests a thickness of 4 mm or above on transvaginal ultrasound will detect the majority of cancers with minimal unnecessary invasive investigations.
More Echoes available in the November 2016 issue of Journal Ultrasound.