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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 201-202

Sialadenosis of parotid gland, Diagnosed by fine needle aspiration — A report of two cases

1 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
3 Medical Officer, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, India

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SPS Arora
Associte Professor of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Patiala, Punjab 147001
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Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) has gained wide acceptance in the evaluation of salivary gland lesions. During the past decade it has been used with high degree of accuracy. Sialadenosis is a bilateral recurrent, non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic disease of salivary glands, mainly the parotids. It is of unknown etiology, mostly associated with an underlying systemic disorder. There is no relation of swelling with meals. Two cases of sialadenosis of parotid gland are being discussed. A 53 year diabetic female presented with a bilateral parotid swelling and the other patient, a 47 year old alcoholic male, presented with bilateral parotid swelling, of six months duration. FNA smears, in both the cases, showed mainly acinar cells with no inflammatory cells.

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