Prospective Evaluation of Office-Based Parotid Ultrasound

  title={Prospective Evaluation of Office-Based Parotid Ultrasound},
  author={Jeffrey P. Lamont and Todd M. McCarty and RN TammyL.Fisher and Joseph A. Kuhn},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Background: Differentiation of parotid neoplasms from extraparotid upper cervical lesions is difficult by physical examination. The purpose of this report is to identify the role of office-based parotid ultrasound (US) in the evaluation of periauricular masses. Methods: A prospective database including the results of physical examination, office-based US, and the corresponding pathology was reviewed. Soft-tissue US was performed with a 7.5-mHz parallel probe with biplanar imaging. Results… CONTINUE READING