Axial enhanced CT images show an enhancing mass in the superficial lobe
of the left parotid gland. Note the irregular margins of the mass.
MR Surface coil T1 Sagittal and Coronal (right and center), and Coronal T2 (left)
images show T1 signal similar to adjacent muscle, and T2 signal that is isointense
with the surrounding parotid. Note is made of extension beyond the parotid space
laterally, and adjacent to the TMJ.
Gadolinium enhanced fat saturated T1 Coronal (right) and Sagittal (left) images
show enhancement of the mass, slightly greater than surrounding parotid.
Key words: mri salivary tumor neoplasia
Squamous cell carcinoma
of the parotid gland