“WARTHIN TUMOUR”

This is the most common benign tumour of the parotid tail. Patients are typically aged 50-70 years.
US

•  Well-defined heterogeneous mass.
•  10% are bilateral.

MRI
•  Well-defined mass
•  Low T1 relative to the parotid, heterogeneous high T2 signal
•  Do not enchance with Gadolinium
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
•  This is the only parotid tumour demonstrating uptake on technetium-99m pertechnetate.



 

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