EURORAD ESR

Case 131

Base of the tongue tumor

Author(s)
R Sigal, P Marandas
 
Patient
male, 55 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Base of the tongue tumor : MR study
     

    On the T1 weighted image the tumor cannot be differentiated from the lingual muscles.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Base of the tongue tumor : MR study;

    The Gd injection T1 weighted fat suppressed axial view shows that the lesion extends anteriorly along the fibers of the genioglossus muscle, almost reaching the symphisis menti.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Base of the tongue tumor : MR study;

    The Gd injection T1 weighted fat suppressed coronal view shows that both lingual arteries (recognized by their characteristic flow void) are embedded within the tumor.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Base of the tongue tumor : MR study;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Anatomic Drawing

    The genioglossus muscle extends from the superior genial tubercle and fans out in the entire tongue, (mobile and base of the tongue portions). The tumor is superimposed on the drawing.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Anatomic Drawing;
     
     
On the T1 weighted image the tumor cannot be differentiated from the lingual muscles.
 
The Gd injection T1 weighted fat suppressed axial view shows that the lesion extends anteriorly along the fibers of the genioglossus muscle, almost reaching the symphisis menti.
 
The Gd injection T1 weighted fat suppressed coronal view shows that both lingual arteries (recognized by their characteristic flow void) are embedded within the tumor.
 
The genioglossus muscle extends from the superior genial tubercle and fans out in the entire tongue, (mobile and base of the tongue portions). The tumor is superimposed on the drawing.
 
 
 
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