Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 1005–1007

Sialoblastoma: MRI findings

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Memduh Dursun
    • Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Feryal Gun
    • Department of Paediatric SurgeryIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Huseyin Kilincaslan
    • Department of Paediatric SurgeryIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Adem Ucar
    • Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Hakan Genchellac
    • Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
  • Gulden Acunas
    • Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-004-1286-5

Cite this article as:
Yekeler, E., Dursun, M., Gun, F. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2004) 34: 1005. doi:10.1007/s00247-004-1286-5

Abstract

Sialoblastoma is a rare, aggressive and potentially malignant salivary gland tumour diagnosed in the neonatal period. A total of 28 cases have been reported in the literature, but reports of the imaging findings are limited. We describe a neonate with a right parotid sialoblastoma. MRI showed a large facial mass, which was mostly hypointense to the brain on T1-weighted images and mildly hyperintense on T2-weighted images. There were foci of haemorrhage and necrosis. Heterogeneous and weak contrast enhancement was detected on contrast-enhanced images. The tumour invaded the maxilla and adjacent muscles.

Keywords

Salivary glandNeoplasmSialoblastomaMRIChild

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