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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2011 Jul;65(1):23-26. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jksr.2011.65.1.23
Lim HC , Yu IK , Park MJ , Jang DS .
Department of Radiology, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. midosyu@eulji.ac.kr
Department of Pathology, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract

We report the appearance of myoepithelioma arising from minor salivary glands in the soft palate observed on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). CT, the tumor was round with a smooth and partial lobulating contour, and slightly marginal contrast enhancement. On T1-weighted images, the mass had heterogeneous iso-signal intensity compared to the pharyngeal muscle. Additionally, the tumor had heterogeneously high T2 signal intensity with heterogeneously strong enhancement on the Gd-enhanced T1-weighted image. Radiologists should consider myoepithelioma in the radiological differential diagnosis of soft palate tumors.

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