Tuberculosis of the parotid gland

J Laryngol Otol. 2005 Apr;119(4):311-3. doi: 10.1258/0022215054020494.


Tuberculosis of the parotid gland is very rare and clinically indistinguishable from a neoplasm. Thus the diagnosis of parotid gland involvement with tuberculosis has traditionally been made after surgical resection. We present a case which was diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology and managed medically.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Parotid Diseases / pathology
  • Parotid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis / pathology