Ultrasound Evaluation of Parotid Mass Lesions: How to Differentiate?


Assistant Professor of Radiology Rasool Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



My presentation will last 30 minutes demonstrating the ultrasound features of various parotid masses particularly those that are more common such as Pleomorphic adenoma, Warthin and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The most important and practical part is elaboration on how helpful ultrasound examiner can be in giving surgeons and clinicians strict tips to differentiate benign from malignant parotid tumors and sonographic favors and differences that radiologist should look for and find out in exam. On the other hand, a part of presentation is going to be more in details clarifying whether or not we can differentiate the two most common benign parotid masses, pleomorphic adenoma and Warthin. In conclusion, I will explain crucial points that clinicians and surgeons expect to be in that radiologist report and useless terms and words that should be filtered out.