MR spectroscopy in a cervical abscess

T. Kendi, O. K. Arikan, C. Koç

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MR spectroscopy (MRS) has been used to analyse noninvasively tissues at a molecular level. Hydrogen and phosphorus MRS have been used for characterisation of intracranial solid and cystic masses, gynaecological tumours and lymph nodes. We report a cystic, tick-walled mass in the soft tissues of the neck. Single-voxel proton MRS revealed a prominent acetate peak at 1.92 ppm and a diagnosis of abscess was suggested. At operation a pyogenic neck abscess was confirmed, with culture of the pus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003


  • Abscess
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Neck

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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