Gradual enhancement pattern of tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma on multiphasic dynamic computed tomography: A case series

Shinsaku Matsumoto, Shogo Fukuma, Takayoshi Shinya, Takahiro Kitayama, Soichiro Kajita, Yoshihisa Masaoka, Shinji Hashimura, Claus Peter Heussel, Hans Ulrich Kauczor, Susumu Kanazawa

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    Abstract

    Tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, its enhancement pattern on multiphasic contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography has not been re-ported. Herein, we report the computed tomography findings of three consecutive cases of tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma. All lesions presented a gradual enhancement pattern on multiphasic contrast-enhanced computed tomography. We speculate that the gradual enhancement pattern on multiphasic contrast-enhanced computed tomography could potentially serve as a characteristic imaging feature and may therefore be a clue to diagnose tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)378-381
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Medical Investigation
    Volume67
    Issue number3.4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • Enhancement pattern
    • Multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT
    • Tracheobronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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