Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

Jump to: navigation, search

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma Microchapters

Home

Patient Information

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

Staging

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

X Ray

CT

MRI

Ultrasound

Other Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy

Surgery

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT On the Web

Most recent articles

Most cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides

Images

American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

All Images
X-rays
Echo and Ultrasound
CT Images
MRI

Ongoing Trials at Clinical Trials.gov

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

CDC on Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT in the news

Blogs on Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

Directions to Hospitals Treating Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Risk calculators and risk factors for Mucoepidermoid carcinoma CT

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Badria Munir M.B.B.S.[2] , Maria Fernanda Villarreal, M.D. [3]

Overview

On CT scan, characteristic findings of mucoepidermoid carcinoma include: well-circumscribed masses, usually with cystic components (low-grade tumors), enhancements of solid components, and calcification. High-grade tumors have poorly defined margins, infiltrate locally, and appear solid.

CT scan of face showing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of parotid gland. courtesy of A.Prof Frank Gaillard, Radiopaedia.org, rID: 4298

CT

  • CT findings associated with mucoepidermoid carcinoma include:[1]
  • Well-circumscribed masses, usually with cystic components (low-grade tumors)
  • Poorly defined margins, infiltrate locally and appear solid (high-grade tumors)
  • Low-grade tumors were intraluminal homogeneous nodules or masses with or without obstructive change
  • Some low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma are lobular heterogeneous masses containing multilobular cystic structures filled with low-attenuation fluid
  • Multiple punctate or coarse calcifications.[2]
  • CT scanning and MRI are helpful in distinguishing an intraparotid deep-lobe tumor from a parapharyngeal space tumor and for evaluation of cervical lymph nodes for metastasis.[2]
  • Other CT findings associated with mucoepidermoid carcinoma include:

References

  1. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Radiopedia. Dr Frank Gailliard. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-salivary-glands Accessed on February 17, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 McGahan, J P; Walter, J P; Bernstein, L (1984). "Evaluation of the parotid gland. Comparison of sialography, non-contrast computed tomography, and CT sialography". Radiology. 152 (2): 453–458. doi:10.1148/radiology.152.2.6739814. ISSN 0033-8419.
  3. Jin GQ, Su DK, Xie D, Zhao W, Liu LD, Zhu XN (August 2011). "Distinguishing benign from malignant parotid gland tumours: low-dose multi-phasic CT protocol with 5-minute delay". Eur Radiol. 21 (8): 1692–8. doi:10.1007/s00330-011-2101-y. PMC 3128264. PMID 21547526.
  4. Kress E, Schulz HG, Neumann T (July 1993). "[Diagnosis of diseases of the large salivary glands of the head by ultrasound, sialography and CT-sialography. A comparison of methods]". HNO (in German). 41 (7): 345–51. PMID 8376181.

Linked-in.jpg