Necrotizing sialometaplasia of parotid gland: a possible vasculitic cause

Aydin O., Yilmaz T., Ozer F., Sarac S., Sokmensuer C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.64, no.2, pp.171-174, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Necrotizing sialometaplasia at the parotid gland location is rare and simulates malignant disease, If it is seen at this location, the causes may be previous dental or parotid gland surgical procedures, which result in blood vessel injuries and trombosis. We report a parotid gland necrotizing sialometaplasia of a 17-year-old girl, possibly caused by primary vascular damage or vasculitis. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.