European Radiology

, Volume 13, Supplement 6, pp L25–L33 | Cite as

Parotid tumors: MR imaging with pathological correlation

  • Mika Okahara
  • Hiro Kiyosue
  • Yuko Hori
  • Akira Matsumoto
  • Hiromu Mori
  • Shigeo Yokoyama
Head and Neck


Most parotid tumors grow slowly, whether benign or malignant; thus, it is difficult to predict the malignant or benign nature of a tumor clinically. Magnetic resonance imaging may have a place in the diagnostic work-up of parotid tumors. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the MR imaging findings of parotid tumors and to correlate them to pathologic findings. The MR imaging may be helpful in differentiation of benign and malignant tumors of the parotid gland, and can provide important clues in the diagnosis of their histologies.


Head and neck neoplasm Parotid gland MR 



We acknowledge the thoughtful contributions of H. Miyake MD and H. Aikawa MD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mika Okahara
    • 1
  • Hiro Kiyosue
    • 1
  • Yuko Hori
    • 1
  • Akira Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Hiromu Mori
    • 1
  • Shigeo Yokoyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyOita Medical UniversityOitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyOita Medical UniversityOitaJapan

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