Use of MR sialography and T2W fat-suppressed series in parotitis

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Use of MR sialography and T2W fat-suppressed series in parotitis
Creator Pretorius, Phil
Subject Radiology MRI: Sjogrens Syndrome:MRI Sialogram
Description Imaging can be helpful when investigating salivary gland pain and swelling. Typically in such cases, an ultrasound (US) or conventional sialogram would be requested in seeking obstructed or dilated ducts, a ductal calculus or an abscess within the gland. Occasionally a CT scan is requested. MR is usually reserved for investigating clinically palpable masses in the glands.

In acute non-obstructive parotitis, the differential diagnosis includes acute non-suppurative parotitis (as found in mumps), early Sjögren’s syndrome, or suppurative parotitis as seen following duct obstruction. Despite sometimes strong insistence on retrograde contrast sialography, this may exacerbate the pre-existing inflammatory process. The imaging of a young patient expands on these observations.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2010-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case Report
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v14i3.474
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 14, No 3 (2010); 69 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa 2009 32:Female:caucasian
Rights Copyright (c) 2010 Phil Pretorius