November 2019

Two patients with salivary gland masses

Clinical Info

Two patients with salivary gland masses examined for SONOZORG a primary care ultrasound facility. One patient with a submandibular gland mass and one with a parotid gland mass.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

2 patients with salivary gland masses

The first patient has a mass in the submandibular gland
The first patient has a mass in the submandibular gland
Another image of the same mass
Another image of the same mass
The mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a pleomorphic adenoma.
The mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a pleomorphic adenoma.
This is an image of a similar looking mass in a submandibular gland
This is an image of a similar looking mass in a submandibular gland
This mass is also vascularized. This masas proved to be an enlarged lymph node in a patient with sarcoidosis
This mass is also vascularized. This masas proved to be an enlarged lymph node in a patient with sarcoidosis
This is a similar looking mass in the periphery of the submandibular gland
This is a similar looking mass in the periphery of the submandibular gland
Again this mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a malignant lymphoma
Again this mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a malignant lymphoma
This is the second patient with a partly cystic looking mass in the parotid gland
This is the second patient with a partly cystic looking mass in the parotid gland
Another image of the second patient with a parotid gland mass
Another image of the second patient with a parotid gland mass
Part of the mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a Warthin tumor
Part of the mass is vascularized. The mass proved to be a Warthin tumor
This is a nearly complete cystic looking mass in the parotid gland of another patient
This is a nearly complete cystic looking mass in the parotid gland of another patient
This is another image of the cystic mass. Do you think it is benign?
This is another image of the cystic mass. Do you think it is benign?
The mass proved to be a necrotic squamus cell carcinoma. Here is an MRI image of the same mass lesion.
The mass proved to be a necrotic squamus cell carcinoma. Here is an MRI image of the same mass lesion.

Conclusion

Both mass lesions proved to be benign, but differentiation from malignant lesions can be difficult, so a biopsy is always indicated.


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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System