Role of 18 F-FDG PET Scan in Parapharyngeal Space Tumors : Report of a Rare Case and Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{Sahel2017RoleO1,
  title={Role of 18 F-FDG PET Scan in Parapharyngeal Space Tumors : Report of a Rare Case and Review of the Literature},
  author={OA Sahel and Abdelhamid Biyi and Benameur and H Bouyallaoui and Abderrahim Doudouh},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Tumors of the parapharyngeal space (PPS) are rare and account for only 0.5% of head and neck neoplasms. Approximately 80% of these tumors are benign lesions, yet they represent a formidable diagnostic and treatment challenge. They are difficult to diagnose because they have few symptoms, therefore, CT and MRI are essential to delineate the tumor extent, intracranial involvement and relationship to the adjacent vital structures. Case presentation: We report the case of a 36-year-old… CONTINUE READING