Pleomorphic adenoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
MRI

MRI through the left parotid gland demonstrates a sharply circumscribed solid mass in the superficial aspect of the gland. It is isointense to muscle on T1 and strikingly hyperintense on T2. Following contrast administration it enhances uniformly (note the chemical shift artefact at the margins of the lesion due to the interface between the mass and the intra-parotid fat).

Case Discussion

Features are characteristic of a pleomorphic adenoma which was subsequently excised and confirmed histologically.

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Case information

rID: 4963
Case created: 11th Nov 2008
Last edited: 30th Nov 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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