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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 632-636

Sonoelastographic characterization of parotid and submandibular lesions our initial experience: A prospective observational study

Department of Radio-Diagnosis, DMIMS, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Suresh V Phatak
Department of Radio-Diagnosis, DMIMS, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_419_20

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Context: Sonoelastography is an emerging noninvasive imaging modality used for the assessment of soft tissue lesions. Parotid and submandibular glands are relatively superficial structures which can be easily assessed and examined to characterize the lesions. Aim: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the sonoelastographic features of various benign and malignant parotid and submandibular gland lesions, and correlate their findings with pathology. Materials and Methods: In a prospective observational study conducted in Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital of JNMC College, Sawangi, Wardha, 24 patients who presented with salivary gland lesions were evaluated with sonoelastography during 2 years. Results: The most common age group in this study was 51–60 years, followed by 31–40 years. Benign lesions were more common than malignant ones. Higher values of strain ratio were seen in cases of malignant tumours correlating well with score of 3 and 4 on elastography. Conclusions: Sonoelastography is a recent advance in ultrasound for the evaluation of salivary gland lesions showing good correlation with pathology so it can be employed routinely in presurgical evaluation.

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