This 65 year-old woman, 1 month postoperative after maxillary sinus carcinoma (pT4N0cM0) excision and reconstruction, presented with significant left facial clear fluid wound leakage. A salivary or cerebrospinal leakage was suspected. Fluid analysis, CT, and MRI were noncontributory. Dynamic salivary scintigraphy with SPECT-CT allowed for the detection and localization of the leakage from the left parotid gland. Radioactive dose rate of the wound bandage was 50 μSv/h compared with 0.05 μSv/h for background and confirmed the diagnosis. Left total parotidectomy resulted in resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e257-e258
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • Carcinoma/surgery, Female, Humans, Maxillary Neoplasms/surgery, Middle Aged, Parotid Gland/diagnostic imaging, Postoperative Complications/diagnostic imaging, Salivary Glands/diagnostic imaging, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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