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Table 1 Ultrasonographic findings correlated with tissue diagnosis in cervical lymph nodes of 192 patients.

From: Usefulness of ultrasonography for the evaluation of cervical lymphadenopathy

Characteristics Tubercular
(n = 62)
Metastatic
(n = 18)
Lymphoma
(n = 14)
Reactive
(n = 98)
p value
L/S Ratio 1.8 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.9 <0.01
Irregular margins 41 (66%) 10 (55%) 3 (21%) 7(7%) >0.01
Hypoechoic center 48 (77%) 11 (61%) 3 (21%) 8(8%) >0.01
Fusion tendency 50 (81%) 12 (66%) 2 (14%) Nil >0.01
Peripheral halo 52 (84%) 10 (55%) 1 (7%) Nil <0.01
Internal echoe 52 (84%) 2 (11%) Nil Nil <0.001
Absent hilus 16 (26%) 15 (83%) 4 (28%) 9(9%) <0.01
  1. The 'p values' compare the significance of difference between metastatic and lymphomatous nodes considered together versus the tubercular lymph nodes.