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[Sarcoidosis presenting as isolated nodules of the parotid and submandibular glands]

W Szyfter, M Wierzbicka, J Szymaƛ
Otolaryngologia Polska 1999, 53 (5): 631-4
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The authors documented the case of healthy, 50 year old women with a sarcoid lesions of the parotid and submandibular gland without any other manifestations of the disease. The presence of noncaseating granulomas in salivary tissue is a specific feature of sarcoidosis. Primary involvement of the intraglandular lymph nodes with a secondary involvement of the salivary gland parenchyma was detected. Etiopathogenesis, diagnostics and clinical features of sarcoidosis were presented.

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