Document Type : review article


1 Student research committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Diagnosis of the cystic lesion of the neck in pediatric cases is challenging for radiologists. There are different cystic lesions in the neck region that can present themselves in various parts of this area. Some lesions may lie in the middle parts and some in the lateral areas; however, some cystic defects can be present in every part of the neck. Sonography is the first modality for the assessment of the cases, along with history and physical examination. Sonography is nearly accessible and is not expensive; however, it depends on the expertise of the sonographer. We reviewed sonography findings of various cystic lesions in the neck region and reported the findings with this regard.


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