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Case Report

From Benign to Malign in a Case of Cervical Adenopathy in a 17-Year-Old Adolescent: Diagnostic Traps

Table 1

Benign versus malign criteria for the reported case.

Criteria pleading for benign cervical massCriteria pleading for malign cervical mass

Anterior cervical locationThe onset of the adenopathy 6 months before the infectious process
Streptococcus and Epstein-Barr coinfection context Solbiati index below 2
Reduction of the adenopathy under antibiotic treatmentIntranodal calcification
The absence of any symptoms after resolving the acute processNo echogenic hilus
Normalisation of the inflammatory markers after the tonsillitis boutPersistence of the adenopathy
Absence of any malignity signs at the first ENT controlHypoechoic mass with hyperechoic echoes
Normal values of LDH and complete blood countRound shape
Well-differentiated lymph node edges as revealed by ultrasound

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