Advances in Otolaryngology / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Predicting Neck Abscess with Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography

Table 4

Frequency of patients for each CECT diagnostic criterion.

CECT criteriaNumber of patients
True positive ()False positive ()True negative ()False negative ()

Presence of inflammation
Presence of hypodense mass
Presence of rim enhancement
 ≥50% but <100%12310
 Not rim enhancement0041
Irregularity of rim enhancement
 Not applicable4
Presence of air
 Total number of cases101
 Within collection only81
 Tracking within fascia only1
 Within collection, fascia and in bone1
Lymph node enlargement
 Total number of cases54460
 Normal hilum29400
 Abnormal hilum25060

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