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Imaging Study of Pseudotumoral Chronic Sialadenitis with Cystic-Like Pattern in a Sjögren Syndrome Patient

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Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova 200349, Romania
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Faculty for Internal Medicine, Trihealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
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Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Craiova 200349, Romania
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Received: 12 February 2018 / Revised: 4 March 2018 / Accepted: 6 March 2018 / Published: 7 March 2018
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Abstract

Ultrasonography has become a valuable tool for the assessment of salivary gland involvement in Sjögren syndrome. Diagnostic pitfalls can be encountered in late stages of the disease, in which morphologic changes may overlap with other pathologies of the salivary glands. We present the case of a female Sjögren syndrome patient with lack of significant sicca symptoms and unilateral occurrence of parotidomegaly, which prompted the suspicion of a parotid gland tumor. Due to the atypical clinical profile, diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome was delayed, at which point, severe sialadenitis produced a cystic transformation of the parotid gland parenchyma. View Full-Text
Keywords: ultrasonography; Sjögren’s syndrome; parotid gland; sialadenitis ultrasonography; Sjögren’s syndrome; parotid gland; sialadenitis
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Dinescu, S.-C.; Musetescu, A.E.; Ciurea, P.L.; Girnita, D.M.; Firulescu, S.C.; Bumbea, A.-M. Imaging Study of Pseudotumoral Chronic Sialadenitis with Cystic-Like Pattern in a Sjögren Syndrome Patient. Reports 2018, 1, 3.

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