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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 278793, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/278793
Case Report

Tuberculosis of the Parotid Gland

Department of Radiology, Apple Hospital, Kolhapur 416001, India

Received 14 May 2012; Accepted 5 July 2012

Academic Editors: P. J. Mergo and C. M. Tiu

Copyright © 2012 Vivek Gupta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Parotid gland involvement is extremely rare, even in countries in which tuberculosis is endemic. Clinically, it usually presents as a slow-growing mass indistinguishable from a malignancy. On imaging too, tuberculosis of the parotid may mimic neoplasm. The diagnosis of parotid tuberculosis needs a high degree of clinical suspicion. This paper highlights the clinical presentation, imaging findings, and importance of FNAC in diagnosis of this rare entity.