Carotid body tumor: Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography

David J. Rippe, Thomas M. Grist, John P. Uglietta, Gregory N. Fuller, Orest Boyko

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Abstract

The magnetic resonance (MR) appearance of carotid body tumors has been previously described. Classically, these lesions are well circum-scribed and highly vascular and cause a characteristic separation of the external and internal carotid arteries. Hypointense foci within these tumors are seen on Tl-weighted images. The T2-weighted images snow a “salt and pepper” pattern. We report a carotid bifurcation glomus tumor that exhibited the above features on conventional MR. Multiplanar gadolinium enhanced MR as well as flow-sensitive MR techniques including small flip angle gradient refocused images and MR angiography were performed. Magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated the abnormal morphology of the carotid bifurcation. Axial gradient refocused images revealed evidence of flow within the lesion. The findings were then correlated with postcontrast CT, arterial digital subtraction angiography, and histopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume13
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Carotid Body Tumor
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Glomus Tumor
External Carotid Artery
Snow
Digital Subtraction Angiography
Gadolinium
Internal Carotid Artery
Blood Vessels
Salts
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Arteries
  • Carotid
  • Contrast media
  • Gadolinium
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neck
  • Neoplasms
  • Techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Rippe, D. J., Grist, T. M., Uglietta, J. P., Fuller, G. N., & Boyko, O. (1989). Carotid body tumor: Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 13(5), 874-877.

Carotid body tumor : Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography. / Rippe, David J.; Grist, Thomas M.; Uglietta, John P.; Fuller, Gregory N.; Boyko, Orest.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1989, p. 874-877.

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Rippe, DJ, Grist, TM, Uglietta, JP, Fuller, GN & Boyko, O 1989, 'Carotid body tumor: Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography', Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 874-877.
Rippe DJ, Grist TM, Uglietta JP, Fuller GN, Boyko O. Carotid body tumor: Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1989;13(5):874-877.
Rippe, David J. ; Grist, Thomas M. ; Uglietta, John P. ; Fuller, Gregory N. ; Boyko, Orest. / Carotid body tumor : Flow sensitive pulse sequences and MR angiography. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1989 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 874-877.
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