Primary tuberculosis of the parotid gland- A case report

Authors : Harjitpal Singh, Harjitpal Singh, Ravinder Kaur, Ravinder Kaur, Bindu Sood, Bindu Sood, Tilak Bagra, Tilak Bagra

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijoas.2020.029

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Year : 2020

Page No : 136-138

Tuberculosis of the parotid gland is uncommon in ENT practice. If not associated with sinus/abscess formation, it becomes difficult to differentiate it from neoplasm of the gland. In cases where it involves only the gland (Primary Tuberculosis), then the diagnosis mainly depends on high index of suspicion of the treating physician. Radiological support, FNAC or HPE are the other helping modes to arrive on a diagnosis. FNAC is a simple process with less morbidity for the patient. We treated a patient successfully
with medical treatment after FNAC.

Keywords: Parotid gland, Tuberculosis, FNAC.

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