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Sonoelastographic qualitative analysis for management of salivary gland masses.
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PMID:  22733857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives- Our aim was to investigate whether the use of a qualitative elasticity scoring method by sonoelastography is beneficial for management of salivary gland masses. Methods- Thirty-six patients with salivary gland masses (30 parotid and 6 sub-mandibular) were prospectively included in this study. For each lesion, B-mode sonographic and sonoelastographic images were obtained. Elasticity scores were determined by a 4-point scoring method. Differences among scores for benign and malignant masses were assessed by the Mann-Whitney U test. Qualitative variables were compared by the Pearson χ(2) test. The findings were compared with histopathologic diagnoses. Results- The score values of 28 benign masses ranged from 1 to 4, whereas the values of 8 malignant masses ranged from 2 to 4. The mean scores ± SD were 2.25 ± 0.92 for benign lesions and 3.0 ± 0.75 for malignant lesions (P < .05). When we considered scores 1 and 2 as benign and scores 3 and 4 as malignant, 10 false-positive results were determined by the 4-point scoring method, and 64.2% of benign masses were diagnosed. Conclusions- Sonoelastography might be regarded as another sonographic parameter for management of salivary gland masses in terms of detecting benign masses.
Hasan Yerli; Erkan Eski; Ekrem Korucuk; Tolga Kaskati; A Muhtesem Agildere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1083-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Baskent University Zubeyde Hanim, Practice and Research Center, 6371 Sk, 34 Bostanli/Karsıyaka, 35590 Izmir, Turkey.
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