Imaging of the salivary glands

Jane L. Weissman

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Abstract

CT and MRI have greatly facilitated evaluation of pathology of the three pairs of major salivary glands and thehundreds of minor salivary glands. Imaging can frequently offer a specific histological diagnosis for benign and malignant neoplasms of the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Obstruction, infection, autoimmune processes, and congenital anomalies also are readily diagnosed. CT and MRI studies assess the anatomic extent of minor salivary gland neoplasms. Sialography continues to provide useful information about intrinsic abnormalities of the parotid and submandibular ducts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-568
Number of pages23
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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