Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 1005–1007

Sialoblastoma: MRI findings

  • Ensar Yekeler
  • Memduh Dursun
  • Feryal Gun
  • Huseyin Kilincaslan
  • Adem Ucar
  • Hakan Genchellac
  • Gulden Acunas
Case Report

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 gland Neoplasm Sialoblastoma MRI Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ensar Yekeler
    • 1
  • Memduh Dursun
    • 1
  • Feryal Gun
    • 2
  • Huseyin Kilincaslan
    • 2
  • Adem Ucar
    • 1
  • Hakan Genchellac
    • 1
  • Gulden Acunas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyIstanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric SurgeryIstanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey

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