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Parotid Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Carmen C. Cho, MBBS, FRCR; H. Y. Yuen, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      TERMINOLOGY

      • Abbreviations

        • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MECa)
      • Definitions

        • Malignant epithelial salivary gland neoplasm composed of variable admixture of epidermoid and mucus-secreting cells arising from ductal epithelium

      IMAGING

      • General Features

        • Ultrasonographic Findings

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Yamazaki K et al: Clinicopathological features of mucoepidermoid carcinoma. J Laryngol Otol. 128(1):91-5, 2014
                                    2. Gong X et al: Ultrasonographic appearances of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 114(3):382-7, 2012
                                    3. Lee YY et al: Imaging of salivary gland tumours. Eur J Radiol. 66(3):419-36, 2008
                                    4. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging Head & Neck. 1st ed. Salt Lake City, Amirsys. III-7-24-27, 2004
                                    5. Ahuja AT et al: Imaging in Head & Neck Cancer: A Practical Approach. 1st ed. London, Greenwich Medical Media. 115-41, 2003
                                    6. Sakamoto M et al: Usefulness of heavily T(2) weighted magnetic resonance images for the differential diagnosis of parotid tumours. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 32(5):295-9, 2003
                                    7. Shah GV: MR imaging of salivary glands. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 10(4):631-62, 2002
                                    8. Bradley MJ: Practical Head & Neck Ultrasound. London, Greenwich Medical Media. 17-33, 2000
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MECa)
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Malignant epithelial salivary gland neoplasm composed of variable admixture of epidermoid and mucus-secreting cells arising from ductal epithelium

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • MR Findings

                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Yamazaki K et al: Clinicopathological features of mucoepidermoid carcinoma. J Laryngol Otol. 128(1):91-5, 2014
                                                                      2. Gong X et al: Ultrasonographic appearances of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary glands. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 114(3):382-7, 2012
                                                                      3. Lee YY et al: Imaging of salivary gland tumours. Eur J Radiol. 66(3):419-36, 2008
                                                                      4. Harnsberger HR et al: Diagnostic Imaging Head & Neck. 1st ed. Salt Lake City, Amirsys. III-7-24-27, 2004
                                                                      5. Ahuja AT et al: Imaging in Head & Neck Cancer: A Practical Approach. 1st ed. London, Greenwich Medical Media. 115-41, 2003
                                                                      6. Sakamoto M et al: Usefulness of heavily T(2) weighted magnetic resonance images for the differential diagnosis of parotid tumours. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 32(5):295-9, 2003
                                                                      7. Shah GV: MR imaging of salivary glands. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 10(4):631-62, 2002
                                                                      8. Bradley MJ: Practical Head & Neck Ultrasound. London, Greenwich Medical Media. 17-33, 2000