Parotid gland involvement as a presenting feature of Wegener's granulomatosis

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CEYLAN A. , Asal K., Celenk F., Koybasioglu A.

SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.54, sa.9, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11622/smedj.2013183


Salivary gland involvement is a rare presenting clinical feature of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). Early recognition and identification of any unusual presentations of WG may enable the early commencement of appropriate treatment. We report a case in which the initial manifestation of the disease was parotid gland swelling, and discuss the management of the patient. WG should be considered in the differential diagnosis when salivary gland enlargement occurs with other otolaryngological symptoms.