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Bilateral parotid gland punctate calcifications in Sjögren's Syndrome: a case report.

Authors
  • Noreikaite, Gabriele1
  • Toscano, Michael L2
  • Shermetaro, Carl B2
  • 1 Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 555 31 St., Downers Grove, IL, 60515 USA.
  • 2 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McLaren Oakland Hospital, 749 High St., Clawson, MI, 48017 USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiology Case Reports
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
265–267
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.10.049
PMID: 34849182
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by mononuclear infiltration of exocrine glands, most commonly the lacrimal and salivary glands. While up to 34% of patients report bilateral parotid swelling, bilateral parotid sialolithiasis remains an exceptionally rare symptom. Here we present a patient who presents to the otolaryngology clinic with presentation of bilateral punctate parotid gland sialolithiasis prior to diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. Due to a wide array of clinical presentations frequently affecting the head and neck, otolaryngologists are often the initial providers for patients suffering from Sjögren's syndrome. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of University of Washington.

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