Pleomorphic adenoma - parotid gland

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Painless swelling of the right parotid region.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Well defined lobulated mass in the superficial lobe of the right parotid gland of isosignal to the muscles on T1WI, high signal intensity on T2WI with hypointense peripheral fibrous capsule and restricted diffusion on DWI/ADC. The postcontrast dynamic T1 fat sat sequence shows a progressive and heterogeneous enhancement.

 The ADC within the mass was 2.29 x normal (>1.2 usually suggestive of pleomorphic adenoma). 

The left parotid gland appears normal.




Case Discussion

MR features of pleomorphic adenoma of the right parotid gland which was confirmed by an FNAC. 

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Case information

rID: 73765
Published: 22nd Jan 2020
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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