Sialosis: 35 cases of persistent parotid swelling from two countries

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Sep;46(6):468-72. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.01.014. Epub 2008 Mar 17.

Abstract

Diffuse, non-inflammatory, non-neoplastic enlargement of the major salivary glands (sialosis) is uncommon and has various systemic causes. This paper examines 35 patients whose persistent swelling of the parotid was diagnosed as sialosis, and shows that diabetes mellitus and alcoholism are the most common causes.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Alcoholism / complications
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Liver Diseases, Alcoholic / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parotid Diseases / etiology*
  • Parotid Diseases / pathology

Substances

  • Antihypertensive Agents