Parotid Gland and Other Salivary Gland Tumors

  • Frédérique Dubrulle
  • Raphaëlle Souillard-Scemama
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Parotid gland masses are most frequently benign tumors. In order to determine the most appropriate therapy, MR imaging is the best imaging tool to evaluate tumor topography, locoregional extension, relationship with the facial nerve and even its nature, benign or malignant. MR diffusion-weighted images and dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences are helpful to differentiate benign from malignant tumors, and in case of atypical tumors. This chapter reviews the imaging characteristics of parotid gland and other salivary glands tumors.


Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Facial Nerve Parotid Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédérique Dubrulle
    • 1
  • Raphaëlle Souillard-Scemama
    • 1
  1. 1.Plateau commun d’imagerieHôpital Huriez CHRU LilleLilleFrance

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