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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

 ISSN 0718-4816

SEGALL K., Dafne; FLATMAN, Samuel J.    CARDEMIL M., Felipe. Otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon-performed ultrasound: a literature review. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello []. 2020, 80, 4, pp.522-530. ISSN 0718-4816.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162020000400522.

Head and neck surgeon-performed ultrasound allows evaluations and diagnoses in real time, make faster decisions and carry out interventions, which increases the efficiency of the medical appointment. Despite otolaryngologists have a deep knowledge about head and neck anatomy, this technique is still not widespread in Chile. It is recommended to take an accreditation program given by a well-known entity and to perform structured evaluations and reports. Head and neck surgeon-performed ultrasound has shown excellent results to differentiate benign from certain malignant cervical masses, as well as to perform fine needle aspiration biopsies and core biopsies. We present a literature review on surgeon-performed ultrasound, its indications, efficacy and recommendations at the time of performing it.

: ultrasonography; otolaryngology; head and neck surgery.

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