MR spectroscopy in a cervical abscess

Academic Article


  • MR spectroscopy (MRS) has been used to analyse noninvasively tissues at a molecular level. Hydrogen and phosphorus MRS have been used for characterisation of intracranial solid and cystic masses, gynaecological tumours and lymph nodes. We report a cystic, tick-walled mass in the soft tissues of the neck. Single-voxel proton MRS revealed a prominent acetate peak at 1.92 ppm and a diagnosis of abscess was suggested. At operation a pyogenic neck abscess was confirmed, with culture of the pus.
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  • Kendi T; Arikan OK; KoƧ C
  • Start Page

  • 631
  • End Page

  • 633
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 9