International Journal of Surgical Oncology / 2010 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Diagnosis and Treatment of a Neck Node Swelling Suspicious for a Malignancy: An Algorithmic Approach

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(a) Algorithm of a diagnostic procedure for a suspicious lymph node in the neck, emphasizing the pivotal role of (Ultrasound) Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology [(US)FNAC]. (b) Algorithm of a diagnostic procedure for a suspicious lymph node in the neck with emphasis on further steps to be taken after positive FNAC results. EGA: examination under general anaesthesia; LCUC: large cell undifferentiated carcinoma; MDT: multidisciplinary team; SCC: squamous cell carcinoma; *CT scan can serve as an acceptable alternative; **Excision indicated if FACS (Fluorescence activated cell sorting by Flow Cytometry) reveals monoclonal lymphoid proliferation.
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