Checklist

Cervical soft tissues

Oral floor muscles

Submandibular gland (and parotid gland)

Pharynx and larynx

Cervical spaces

Esophagus

Thyroid gland

Configuration

Normal anatomy

Normal position of cervical spine

Anatomy

Width

Bilateral symmetry Boundary definition Internal structure

Spaces of oral floor are clearly defined

Size (symmetry)

Density

No dilatation of glandular duct

No hypodense or hyperdense areas within the glandular tissue

Shape (symmetrical)

Size

Smooth walls Normal wall thickness No masses

Retropharyngeal space Parapharyngeal space (visceral space) Carotid space

Anterior and posterior cervical spaces Perivertebral space (prevertebral and paraspinal portions):

— Configuration

— Boundaries

— Internal structure

— Width (see below) Position

Wall thickness (see below)

Boundaries

No masses

Anatomy (two lobes, largely symmetrical) Size (see below)

Internal structure (homogeneous) No cysts No nodules No calcifications

Cervical vessels

Neck muscles

Lymph node stations Cervical spine (if evaluable)

Course

Caliber (see below)

No abrupt caliber changes

No calcifications

Anatomy

Symmetry

Borders

Internal structure No lymphadenopathy

Vertebral bodies

Intervertebral disk spaces Spinal canal:

— No circumscribed narrowing Normal width of cervical spinal cord No masses No narrowing i Nö11

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