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January 1989

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Head and Neck: Applications in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(1):13. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860250015008

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At the annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Kiawah Island, SC, Dennis Crockett, MD, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, and colleagues from other institutions presented their experience with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children. Several types of MRI units were used depending on the location of the institution. The majority of patients underwent computed tomographic (CT) scanning for comparison with MRI scans. Fifteen representative cases were presented and loosely grouped, based on anatomic presentation and histopathologic findings. Seven of nine patients with a nasal mass who underwent both CT and MRI were adequately assessed with MRI, and the remaining two required CT to document the presence or absence of a bony defect in the cribriform plate. Magnetic resonance imaging was found to be superior to CT in demonstrating the actual sinus disease. The tumor-mucus interface and bony architecture were clearly demonstrated with MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated consistently

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