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Computed tomography for parotid neoplasia: A new look

  • Joel D. Swartz
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Jane F. Nunnelly
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Frank I. Marlowe
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Alan S. Berger
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Joseph M. Ardito
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Marc I. Surkin
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • George L. Popky
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    Departments of Radiologic Sciences and Otolaryngology, The Medical College of Pennysylvania and Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Haveford Community Hospital, Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Many thanks to Joan Colombaro for her preparation of the manuscript.
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      Abstract

      Sixty-five mass lesions of parotid origin were evaluated using thin-section high-resolution computed tomography to ascertain histologic specificity. All patients were studied after infusion of intravenous contrast media. Factors judged included the extent of glandular involvement, invasion of adjacent soft tissues, degree of postcontrast computed tomography density (relative to muscle), and the presence of calcification.

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