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Parotid tuberculosis simulating malignancy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007

Asha K. Bhargava
Affiliation:
Departments of Head and Neck Surgery, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 560 029India.
A. M. Shenoy
Affiliation:
Departments of Head and Neck Surgery, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 560 029India.
Rekha V. Kumar*
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 560 029India.
Nanjundappa M.S.
Affiliation:
Departments of Head and Neck Surgery, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 560 029India.
Clementina Rama Rao
Affiliation:
Departments of Pathology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore 560 029India.
*
Address for correspondence: Rekha V. Kumar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Dr M. H. Marigowda Road, Bangalore 560 029, India. e-mail: kuijaykumar@vsnl.com

Abstract

An interesting case of parotid tumour simulating malignancy is reported. The rarity of this lesion and the associated clinical and diagnostic problems are emphasized together with the relevant literature.

Type
Pathology in Focus
Copyright
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 1999

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