Imaging of perineural tumor spread from palatal carcinoma

Lawrence E. Ginsberg, Franco DeMonte

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Carcinomas of the hard or soft palate are known to spread perineurally along palatine branches of the maxillary nerve. Imaging of perineural tumor spread from the palate has been underemphasized in the imaging literature. We report the findings from eight patients in whom spread from primary cancers of the palate was seen along the palatine nerves. Indications of perineural spread include enlargement or excessive enhancement of a nerve, or abnormal density/signal intensity, enhancement, or widening of the pterygopalatine fossa, cavernous sinus, or Meckel's cave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1417-1422
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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