Gurchand S1*, Preeti G2, Naiya R1 and Monalisha S1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), India 2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), IndiaFulltext PDF
Although tuberculosis is a common health problem in developing countries (India), tuberculous parotitis is rarely encountered. It has often misdiagnosed as parotid neoplasm as it has non-specific symptoms and less incidence. In salivary glands USG, CT, Tru-cut and incisional diagnostic biopsies are not much beneficial, Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) can provide a diagnosis. FNAC is preliminary step in the workup of a patient with a parotid mass, to avoid surgery in cases of inflammatory lesions. We present a case of parotid tuberculosis in a 52-year-old male that was diagnosed on cytology and managed medically.
Parotid tuberculosis; FNAC; USG; CT
Gurchand S, Preeti G, Naiya R, Monalisha S. Bilateral Tubercular Parotitis: A Rare Case Report. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023; 6(5): 1242..