Diffusion-weighted imaging of an abscess in the parotid gland

Naoya Kakimoto, Akio Hiwatashi, Tore Arne Larheim, Per Lennart Westesson

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Abstract

We herein present a case of a microbiologically proven parotid abscess which was diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging. The parotid abscess showed no contrast enhancement in the center, however, peripheral enhancement was observed on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images. This lesion showed hyperintensity on diffusion-weighted (DW) images with a reduced apparent diffusion coefficient in both the enhanced and non-enhanced portions. DW imaging was thus found to be helpful for accurately diagnosing the parotid abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology Extra
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Diffusion-weighted imaging of an abscess in the parotid gland. / Kakimoto, Naoya; Hiwatashi, Akio; Larheim, Tore Arne; Westesson, Per Lennart.

In: European Journal of Radiology Extra, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.10.2006, p. 11-14.

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Kakimoto, Naoya ; Hiwatashi, Akio ; Larheim, Tore Arne ; Westesson, Per Lennart. / Diffusion-weighted imaging of an abscess in the parotid gland. In: European Journal of Radiology Extra. 2006 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 11-14.
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