FArial NErf MRI in the Preoperative Assessment of PArotide Tumors

  • End date
    May 13, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild
Updated on 5 February 2021


  1. st visit: Inclusion, 3Tesla injected parotid MRI performed as part of routine care for characterization, to which two specific high resolution sequences will be added. Evaluation of the exact position of the parotid tumor relative to the trunk of the facial nerve and its first branches, classification into two categories: on contact ( 5 mm) or at a distance (> 5 mm).
  2. nd visit: Surgical intervention of the parotid tumor. The surgeon will specify the same data as that collected by the radiologists after the MRI.
  3. rd visit: Post-operative consultation in the week following the intervention. The surgeon will look for the occurrence of post-operative facial paralysis.

Condition Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland
Treatment MRI
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04613349
SponsorFondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild
Last Modified on5 February 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Do you have Malignant neoplasm of parotid gland??
Patient over 18 years old
Patient candidate for first line surgery for a parotid tumor
Parotid tumor located near the trunk of the facial nerve and or its first branches of division according to the clinical examination of the ENT surgeon and the imaging data
Affiliate or beneficiary of a social security scheme
Written consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria

Personal history of parotid homolateral surgery
Absolute or relative contraindication to MRI
Known hypersensitivity to gadolinic contrast media
Pre or post operative period of a liver transplant
Patient benefiting from a legal protection measure
Pregnant or lactating woman
Patient who has already benefited from a preoperative MRI to characterize a complete, well conducted and interpretable parotid lesion
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