Acinic cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Radiologic-pathologic correlation

Sang-Il Suh, Hae Young Seol, Taik Kun Kim, Nam-Joon Lee, Jung Hyuk Kim, Kyeong Ah Kim, Jeong-Soo Woo, Ju-Han Lee

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Abstract

Objective: To describe and correlate the imaging and pathologic findings of acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) in the head and neck. Methods: We reviewed the radiologic findings of 12 patients with pathologically proven ACC in the head and neck. They were 6 males and 6 females (ages: 5-75 years, mean 36 years) who undergoing computed tomography (CT, n = 9) and CT with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (n = 3). Results: The lesions in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland were solid (n = 7), cystic (n = 1), and cystic mass with mural nodule (n = 1) on CT. A parapharyngeal lesion was cystic mass with mural nodule, and a submandibular and a palate tumor were cystic lesions on CT. All solid masses in the parotid gland (n = 7) included focal low-attenuating portions on CT, which were microcyst, hemorrhage, or necrosis on pathologic examination. We could not find intratumoral calcifications or metastatic lymphadenopathy on imaging and histologic studies in all 12 cases. Internal hemorrhage on the MR images was seen in a parapharyngeal and a parotid lesion. Conclusion: Although ACC appears to have nonspecific imaging findings, familiarity with some imaging features can be helpful for differential diagnosis of head and neck tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1

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Acinar Cell Carcinoma
Neck
Parotid Gland
Head
Hemorrhage
Palate
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis
Necrosis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Acinic cell carcinoma
  • Computed tomography
  • Head and neck
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Acinic cell carcinoma of the head and neck : Radiologic-pathologic correlation. / Suh, Sang-Il; Seol, Hae Young; Kim, Taik Kun; Lee, Nam-Joon; Kim, Jung Hyuk; Kim, Kyeong Ah; Woo, Jeong-Soo; Lee, Ju-Han.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.01.2005, p. 121-126.

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Suh, Sang-Il ; Seol, Hae Young ; Kim, Taik Kun ; Lee, Nam-Joon ; Kim, Jung Hyuk ; Kim, Kyeong Ah ; Woo, Jeong-Soo ; Lee, Ju-Han. / Acinic cell carcinoma of the head and neck : Radiologic-pathologic correlation. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2005 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 121-126.
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