Intra-parotid Facial Nerve Tractography

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    CHU de Reims
Updated on 24 January 2021


The aim of the study is to evaluate concordance between the facial nerve's path in the parotid evaluated by radiologist in preoperatively and the facial nerve's path in the parotid evaluated by surgeon in peroperatively.


Surgery is the main treatment for parotid tumol, benign or malignant pathologies. The procedure requires a trunk search and a facial nerve dissection along its intraparotid length. This intervention entails a risk of facial paralysis.

MRI tractography is a new imaging technique that can characterize nerve fibers and their path.

The interest would be to allow the surgeon to best prepare the parotidectomy by locating the tumor in relation to the trunk and all the branches of the facial nerve.

Condition Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland
Treatment MRI with Facial nerve tractography
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03950323
SponsorCHU de Reims
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland?
Do you have any of these conditions: Do you have Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland??
Major patient
Patient with initial parotid mass or recurrent
Parotidian mass with surgical indication
Benign or malignant
With or without preoperative facial paralysis
Patients consenting the protocol

Exclusion Criteria

Parotidian masses without surgical indication
Patient with a classic contraindication to MRI
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