JOURNAL ARTICLE

Parotid gland involvement in sarcoidosis: sonographic features

Afshin Teymoortash, Jochen A Werner
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU 2009, 37 (9): 507-10
19455689

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the sonographic (US) features of parotid gland involvement in patients with sarcoidosis.

METHODS: The US findings of the parotid gland of 6 patients with histologically proven sarcoidosis of the parotid gland were reviewed.

RESULTS: The sonographic features ranged from nodal enlargement to diffuse or partial involvement of the parotid gland with various degrees of echogenicity and vascularity.

CONCLUSIONS: Because of the lack of specificity of US findings in sarcoidosis involvement of the parotid gland, sarcoidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of parotid gland lesions in the proper clinical setting.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
19455689
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"