Computed tomographic findings of maxillofacial SCC and undifferentiated carcinoma

Mahrokh, I. and Mahdieh, T. M. and Adineh, J. L. and Ali, B. and Mahdi, A. and Omid, M. (2015) Computed tomographic findings of maxillofacial SCC and undifferentiated carcinoma. Cumhuriyet Dental Journal, 18 (1). pp. 47-55.

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Objectives: Tomographic findings contribute enormously to the accurate diagnosis of malignant lesions in due time and/or at imminent stages. This study investigates CT-scan findings of maxillofacial squamous cell carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinoma. Materials and Methods: CT images of 61 maxillofacial malignant tumors included 42 SCCs and 19 undifferentiated carcinomas were evaluated based on the location, internal density, border, bone destruction and expansion, periosteal reaction, emphysema, calcification, loss of facial and fat plane, and fat plane reticulation, by two expert radiologists separately. The data were analyzed, using Chi-square and Fisher's exact test. Results: Isodense/homogeneous (78.7) and total heterogeneous enhancement (87.8) appearance were the most common internal patterns detected before and after injection of contrast, respectively. There was a significant association between borders and pathology of our two lesions (p= 0.007). Conclusions: It is highly unlikely to diagnose the tumor histopathology based merely on its tomography patterns; however it is feasible to determine its aggressive nature.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Mahrokh, I.; School of Dentistry and Dental Research Center, Vakil abad Blvd, P.O. Box, Iran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computed tomography Naxillofacial region SCC Undifferentiated carcinoma
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 03:48
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 03:48

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