Parotid gland sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2000 Mar;17(1):27-32.


Parotid gland sarcoidosis occurs in 6% of patients with sarcoidosis. It was bilateral in 24 (73%), slightly commoner in women, and presented in the majority in the 20 to 40 year age group. There was widespread involvement of other systems, particularly intrathoracic, peripheral lymph-adenopathy, uveitis, lacrimal gland enlargement and skin disease. Patterns of involvement may be pathognomonic as in Heerfordt's syndrome. This account provides the differential diagnosis, imaging and biopsy techniques, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Parotid Gland / pathology
  • Sarcoidosis* / diagnosis
  • Uveoparotid Fever