Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-58

Tuberculosis of parotid gland masquerading as Pleomorphic adenoma

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Vadisha Bhat
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.122778

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Salivary gland is one of the rare sites of tuberculosis, even though extrapulmonary tuberculosis accounts for 15-20% of all cases of tuberculosis. When it involves parotid gland, the presentation is usually with a slow growing swelling, which makes one to think of a neoplasm. The treatment of tuberculosis is medical, with antituberculosis treatment. However occasionally, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is done following a surgery performed for a suspected parotid tumor. Here we report a case of tuberculosis of parotid gland in a lady who underwent superficial parotidectomy for a parotid mass.

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