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, vol.54, no.9, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11622/smedj.2013183
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: computed tomography, cutaneous fistula, parotid gland, Wegener's granulomatosis, AUTOANTIBODIES, ANTIBODIES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.